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Non - aesthetic warm-up questions in regard to bird shelter.
1. What do you see?
2. Is this the way a nest usually looks?
3. What does a nest usually look like?
4. Does anyone know what a Kestrel is?
( offer explanation)
5. What ecological reasons might there be for human made bird shelters?
6. What sets this shelter apart from the bird house you might have in
your own backyard?
Lynne Hull built this structure with the kestrel in mind yet she
incorporated her own creativity.
now for aesthetics....
7. What is sculpture?
8. Where have you seen sculpture?
9. Can sculpture be useful? How?
10. Why is this considered sculpture?
11. Do the kestrels recognize this as art? Why/whynot?
a puzzle for further discussion of Lynne Hull...
A bird discovers Lynne Hull's sculpture decides
that the materials that Hull used would be useful to build its own
shelter. It proceeds to disassemble the sculpture and use these materials
to build its own nest. Having used these same materials that lynne Hull
used and serving the same function as Hull origionally intended (as a
nest), is the bird's creation considered art? Why or why not? Must art be
human made? Must art be intended for human viewing?