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Lesson Plans

Chris Ofili- Virgin Mary

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Fri, 15 Oct 1999 16:08:52 -0400

Just thought you folks would like a chuckle... One of my students
was using my puffy-paints to put colorful dots (in colors that
matched her painting) all over her Renaissance inspired portrait of
her mother--Mona Lisa pose--with her own picture and sister's in
the background--titled "Nuss Girls" (and yes...the title is on the
work). My initial response was "What are you doing!?" I
looked at it-- it immediately came to me that it was reminiscent of
Chris Ofili's "Virgin Mary" that we talked about in class (sans
elephant dung, of course.....since we are rural, I guess she could
put cow dung on it....but...). I told her how impressed I was that
our lesson had made an impact on her. I told her that the painting
was definitely going in our district art show and will has a brief
description about her inspiration. Her work was really suddenly
quite beautiful!....It was one of those moments that made
everything suddenly worth while!