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THE
ASSIGNMENT
  • Communicate a comment, criticism, or statement about a concept through the presentation of concrete objects assembled within a shoe box.
  • Identify a musical soundtrack that helps communicate the central meaning of your work.
  • Write a literary artist statement that uses literary tools to explain how the concrete objects help communicate the concept of the work.
Activity: Group Share
Observe and record three “scenarios” created by your peers using the objects in your shoe box.

Activity: Sketch a plan for your final shoe box assemblage piece
Sketch an image of the shoe box assemblage piece and label the sketch with the following:
  • Working title
  • Label for each object in the sketch.
  • A brief explanation of how each object in the sketch contributes to the main concept of the box
  • A theme


DOWNLOADS | FEATURED PROJECTS | TITLE TIPS | WHAT IS A LITERARY ARTIST STATEMENT? | SOUND TRACK SOURCES | | FINAL ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

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FEATURED PROJECTS

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ARCHETYPAL MIND MACHINE
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Slurping Up Media


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The Day The Music Died



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Click on the image above to view assemblage pieces created by the artist, Aldwyth.
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Joseph Cornell, one of America's most innovative artists, elevated the assemblage box to a major art form. Click on the image above to read more about Cornell and view some of his innovative boxes.

TITLE TIPS

A title helps support the communication of your work's meaning to your audience and should never take center stage. A title should:
● direct the viewer's attention to what your work is communicating
● clarify their suppositions
● confirm their interpretations
● deepen their understanding
USE POWER WORDS
Use words that get quickly to the main point of the message that your work is communicating. Titles are especially powerful when they explore the main conflict of your work.
"Murder Your Darlings"

Be wary of the title that you fall in love with at first sight". Take a second look at it in the daylight to be sure that it is as good looking as you really think it is. One way to shed some light on your title is to compare it to other titles. Sometimes you have to kill off a title that you really love so you can get to the one that really works.
What's in a name?

Play with the words in your title. Wrestle with them if you have to.

Dali could have called his famous painting "A Persistence of Memory" instead of "The Persistence of Memory". Using "the" implies a broader societal meaning while "a" communicates a more personal meaning.

Question: Why did Dali not just call it "Persistence of Thoughts"?

WHAT IS A LITERARY ARTIST STATEMENT?


A literary artist statement addresses each of the following areas:
  • Introductory paragraph stating the subject and theme of the box.
  • body paragraphs that use literary tools to analyze and explain how the title and three or more elements in the work establish the theme of the work.
  • two different explanations of the connection between elements in your work and works studied this year in Honors European Literature (tip: look for literary allusions).
  • a concluding paragraph that explains the creative process you used to create your box.

SOUND TRACK SOURCES

http://freemusicarchive.org/genre/Ambient/

http://www.soundjay.com/ambient-sounds.html

http://www.freesound.org/


http://www.gettyimages.com/Music/Search/Genres/1015