Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content. Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class. Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
These 3 pieces are part of a collection of conceptual art at the Smithsonian American Indian Museum in Washington D.C. These pieces are made to mimic the design of totem poles made by original American Indians. However these 3 are not made from traditional materials such as stone are wood; they are made from golf bags. The 3 pieces are a great example of conceptual art because they truly highlight the idea of "thinking outside the box" when it comes to finding new materials to make art out of. The exhibit which is home to these pieces also includes many masks that are made from Nike shoes that have been cut apart and sewn back together in such a way that they look like American Indian masks. It is amazing to see the amount of detail that can be put into a piece when it is made from everyday items and not traditional art materials.