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October 25, 2006

artist's way: week 7

by gl. at 11:24 pm

this week is my favorite chapter and i always enjoy it when it coincides with halloween so that we can make masks, which makes the studio into a glorious chaos. after several weeks of tidy & contained activities i get to drag out the bins of 3d objects and everyone gets to find ways to use discarded lamp shades and broken water faucets and even the keys to the svan that broke at mph's birthday party! now at the halfway point, this is an activity that is both invigorating and kinetic, and begins an arc that moves the participants from primarily solitary, self-reflective activities into self-expression activities w/ group dynamics. for instance, this is an activity that encourages participants to work with each other to share materials & supplies & space, yet remain focused to complete a mask in a fairly short amount of time.

center (abundance): orginally filled with 20 apples overflowing from the bowl, this is a picture after the evening was over and everyone took some apples with them. still, i love the composition, with the leaves gathered from a neighbor's yard and the selection of beads from local glass artists that twinkle in the gaps.

music: delerium's karma.

posted by gl. | October 25, 2006 11:24 PM | categories: artist's way