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Re: Feces Painting Divides Art Lovers

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Wed, 16 Jun 1999 08:28:28 EDT

In a message dated 6/15/99 3:41:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
fromkinr writes:

<< Maybe I'm naive, but why couldn't you just explain to your students what
you just said, that the human body, both inside and out, interest many.
Some artists are so interested that they feel the need to express
themselves these types of things as their medium to do so.

I feel students respect you better if your honest with them. You might
not happen to agree or like what their doing, but art is a very personal
thing that not everyone might connect with.

Just a thought.

Ricki in NJ
Exactly my thoughts Ricki. I frequently tell my students that neither the
subject nor the medium make any difference in the quality of their work. What
they do with the subject and the medium is what makes the difference. Then I
proceed to tell them that dog poo is a legitimate medium or subject if used
properly. That usually wakes up the sleepers. :-)) So far I have not had
anyone alert enough to bring said medium or subject into the classroom. I'll
cross that bridge, gleefully, when I come to it.