Class blog for AVT668: Three-Dimensional Artmaking Across Cultures
#1. Two hour imaginary friend project.
#2 Social Justice Collage
This week we explored a plethora of social justice issues through collage making. I now know that collaging is out of my comfort zone, and is difficulty for me as a representational artist. If I could do this project over, I would like to say that it would have turned out better, but I am honestly not sure it would have.
The social justice topics I wanted to represent was the oppression of women, POC, and queer people versus the privileges' of cis white men.
The pink tax was the theme that carried all topics in this piece. The injustice of the two genders paying different fees for no other reason than being different. I collaged two opposing store aisles.
On the privileged side, there are "male" products and lots of discounts and coupons available to them. On the oppressed side, there are no discounts, there are images pushing beauty standards, and there are "luxury" monthly hygiene products. I also put rainbow colors to include the lbtq+ community in the category.
The Progress of the Traveling Sketchbook
I had our class' sketchbook the week of February 8th. I did a bit of drawing on the first spread, along with a paper flower pop-up, and a (failed) class polaroid portrait. On the second spread I went for my favorite earthy tones. I wanted to experiment with airdry clay on the mixed media paper. It was a fun experiment, but as expected it became very fragile when dry. Once I added some yarn and paper elements to the spread, I felt it was at a good stopping point. I started the next page with some hot glue texture, and I am excited to see what Kat does to finish it off!
Paper Transportation Sculpture
My paper sculpture will transport you to the end of the patriarchy. This feminist's vehicle can both fly, or dig you to your destination. Roomed for two passengers, this transport takes you on your journey of justice smoothly and efficiently, while still showing some serious sass.
Stop motion project
This social justice stop motion project is highlighting gender inequality. I am using paper to create a narrative of injustice through stop motion.
For my sculpture assignment I modeled the pieces after Candace and Lance, two characters, from Portlandia. The protagonist is Candace as the hyper feminist. The antagonist is Lance as a "macho" man. Both characters are played by comedians in drag.
I chose to represent these two figures for my feminism topic as a protagonist and antagonist because they are humorous yet slip important topics into their dialog.
Having the aspect of drag added another layer of questioning gender roles.
Doorways and passages
For this piece I made a accordion booklet about nonphysical harassment. The title page represents looking through the eyes of a woman. The narrative shows different scenarios one might face when walking down the street, even in broad day light. The statistics of women who have experienced harassment is mind blowing. It is an outrage, yet it still happens on a regular basis. I used both a
pull-tab and pop-up technique inside the booklet.