Working with mixed media in the art room is like watching a tornado of materials and ideas flying around in circles until something settles into place. My students have spent the past two weeks working on their i.d.entity collages.
My sink, brushes, paper drawers and room are a total mess – but it’s worth it! 60 kids moving in 60 different directions… (who other than an art teacher can deal with that type of demand?) What could easily be overwhelming is somehow not chaos – it’s invigorating and inspiring to see creative minds moving and ideas developing. I absolutely love it!
These 7 x 7 inch mixed media works are my students’ expressive self portraits. Through the use of layered and exposed imagery, the students attempt to communicate who they are – a sense of self, as seen from the inside, not necessarily reflected in the mirror. I will post more when others finish.