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a collective landscape

documenting your experiences of visiting a favorite place


ART 3

Problem: Select a total of ten problems to complete (fifteen if you’re ambitious) from the list below to
create a series of “source works” that document the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings you experience while
visiting a favorite, familiar, or personal place/space. At least four of your ten problems must use color and
correct color-matching, (where applicable). If your favorite outdoor place is not accessible at this time of
year, you must use available documentation, (such as photographs, journals, collected remnants, etc.) to help
you solve these problems.

Each source work must be created within a 5 x 5” square area in or out of your sketchbook*, but can be
made using any of the following media: graphite, charcoal, brush and ink, chalk pastel, oil pastel, watercolor,
marker, or even found imagery/materials. Each work should demonstrate careful observation of your place,
as well as use an interesting composition, (perhaps with the help of a viewfinder!)
TREAT EACH SQUARE AS IT IS A COMPOSITION THAT NEEDS TO STAND ON ITS OWN!

*You will later cut apart and recombine these “source works” into different collages that represent each of
these two places. If you are hesitant about cutting pages out of your sketchbook, you may want to do these
on separate sheets of paper, (but not back-to-back sides!).

1. Create a work that uses expressive mark-making to illustrate how something mov es in your place.
2. Create a work that enlarges a few very small, delicate things you find in your place in an interesting way.
3. Create a work that somehow illustrates a short passing of time, (a time lapse) in your place.
4. Create a work that illustrates a naturally occurring pattern you find in your place.
5. Create a work that somehow simplifies parts of your place into simple, geometric shapes.
6. Create a work that somehow simplifies parts of your place into simple, organic shapes.
7. Create a work that somehow uses text to document the sounds you experience while being in your place.
8. Create a work that uses only a variety of lines to illustrate your place.
9. Create a work that illustrates something that is alive in your place.
10. Create a work that illustrates the most important objects/subject matter you naturally find in this place.
11. Create a work that shows only the interesting shadows you find in your place.
12. Create a work that somehow incorporates found materials from your place into the actual work.
13. Create a work that shows foreshortening and how part of your own body might interact with this place.
14. Create a work that demonstrates what your place looks like from an unusual point of view.
15. Create a work that enlarges the things you see very far away in the distance from your place.
16. Create a work that shows an object you would frequently interact with when visiting this place.
17. Create a work that uses inverse, or negative color or values (as if you were looking at camera film) .
18. Create a work that somehow illustrates a trace or mark you or someone else might leave behind in your place.
19. Create a work that somehow illustrates a way in which you could a ctiva te (manipulate your subject matter in
a unique or unusual way) an object or part of your place.
20. Create a work that illustrates a possible dissection of something you might find in your place.
21. Create a work that somehow abstracts aspects of your place.
22. Create a work that might illustrate your place from a political point-of-view.

Your completed 10-15 “source works” for both places will be due: Wednesday OCTOBER 22nd, 2008