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Re: sand in plaster


From: Linda Knight (lindak_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Dec 02 2002 - 16:29:14 PST

>Yes, the issue with gang signs could be a does the body
>part need to be a hand? could you perhaps use feet, or elbows, knees,
>etc? That way you could look at artists like Bill Brandt who
>deconstruct the body by photographing it in close proximity against
>natural rock/beach environments...could be interesting (in a positive
>sense) for youths to think in new ways about the significance of body
>langauge and cultural semiology?
>Linda in Australia
>>I believe you can mix glue along with the water and sand. I like the
>>idea about the hands in the sand for plaster sculptures! What
>>limitations do the students have for hand gestures? I am afraid at the
>>middle school level I may have someone throw a gang sign? I guess I
> >will have to preapprove the hand positions before the lesson.

Dr. Linda Knight
Lecturer, Art Education
Faculty of Teacher Education
University of Canberra
ACT 2601
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