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Re: Skoglund

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NTIEVA Student Assistant 3 (ntieva3)
Mon, 29 Jan 1996 10:35:57 CST6CDT

I enjoyed your web site and articles on Sandy Skoglund's work.
The discussion questions were also thoughtful and brought up
some interesting themes, especially "formal choices." The
consideration given to the change of meaning based on changing
certain elements of the painting, such as the color of the cats,
placement of the cats, or even the cats themselves struck me as ideas
that would not have been explored when I first took art
education in the 1970s. The computer has allowed us to change
images with such ease and speed that suddenly we apply this
criteria to looking at paintings, too.

Although in the pre-service classes I took, we used paintings
as a basis for teaching secondary art, and we discussed the artist's
motives, I don't think we ever asked the students to consider
"What if...?" questions about the imagery. It really opens up a
whole new avenue of exploration and is one that applies directly
to students who are working to make art on the computer.

Did anyone else notice this connection? Again, I look forward
to the next installment of this series!

Rebecca Arkenberg