Michigan Artist, Activist, and Blogger
Viewer Response Project Prompt:
Connecting with your audience can be an important piece in art that drives home your concept. It can push your artwork to cause others to feel how you feel.
Your task is to create an element in your art that causes the viewer to physically or emotionally react to your work. This could be expressed through textural, positional, material, colorful elements, or several other variations. You could think about how a sense of time could affect the human experience. You could think about how to use the space to force the viewer to feel and see your piece differently.
What is feeling? A sensation or experience within a person given by an object, event, other being, or circumstance. It could be emotional, mental, or physical. Consider this and how they are all interlocking in the human experience when you are creating your work.
How can you transform your piece to push your viewers to feel something? What do you want them to feel?
How can the visual elements you make connect to those different emotions? How can a viewer response enhance your artistic narrative?
Sketch for Project:
This project will be displayed hanging rather than on a pedestal to create tension. Using glaze and clay texture for a visceral response that expresses pain in the body. Additional materials of wire and thread will be added after firing to further express pain and materiality.
I was accepted into the Indiana University Southeast Post-Baccalaureate program! I will be posting my progress on this blog as I make my way through the year. I am excited to see what I create and to discover new things through my dolls. Stay tuned for updates :)