Artist Mary Lum strolls around the city photographing the urban environment—buildings, railings, stairwells, and other architectural details. She then deconstructs these photos and collages them with acrylic paint, creating dynamic, unique spaces for viewers to occupy and explore. At the deCordova Biennial, Lum’s images left me feeling both exhilarated and disoriented, as though I were in a dream where the environment was familiar, yet not quite right. What is fact and what is fiction?
Who: Julie Cockburn What: Manipulation of the human face. Masked portrait which cover the face and destroy the image. Why: I like this image because Julie Cockburn uses the faces and spends time manipulating the image with the face and creating a delusional image. - Ooh no this is interesting
Fun with self portraits and photography. Have older kids snap pictures of the younger ones and then snap each other in artistic ways. Or have them do a photo shoot one week of someone that is important to them (mom or dad); using art as a way to honor others. Brainstorm what that may look like
Adrian Brannan, contemporary artist who creates photo collage focusing on cityscapes. Adrian has chosen to use traditional optical photography and manual 'cut and paste' collaging techniques in the pursuit of what he has described as a "more truthful and unclouded representation" of his subject matter. Each work can be made up from as little as fifty, to as many as one thousand individual 35mm film photographs.