Entries in Grade 11 mail art (9)
Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 8:28AM
This wonderful card is by Catherine in inspired by reading the story of Red Riding Hood. The subtle working of the wolf in white ink and the delicate stitching of Red Riding hood in relief on to the surface of the card demonstrates sophisticated and mature handling of materials. Her ability to layer and integrate various media adds further interest to this piece.
Monday, February 1, 2010 at 11:40AM
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 12:50PM
I have asked my Grade 11's to make an artwork inspired by something delivered to their home in the mail. I have just come across an artist who does just this:
"Junk mail. It gathers in your mailbox like flies to you know what. You can shred it, recycle it, sign up with junk mail killing services, and it still comes. An artist named Sandhi Schimmel Gold of Phoenix makes junk mail into works of art.
Friday, January 22, 2010 at 10:35AM
The title of this card is called Trade, Speed and Gamble - based on the words printed on the back (above). The back is made up of collaged elements and a piece of thread has been laminated over the images to create textural interest.
The front of Trade, Speed and Gamble has a drawing (ink on plastic) of a gargoyle. Gargoyles were carved on the facades of churches warning people to avoid negative behavior. A decorative printed transparency has been layered over paper pulp that has had a wooden stamp impressed into the paper. If you look very carefully above the gargoyles's head you will see the original playing card that inspired this card.