(Project inspired by Ed Ruscha’s “word” works.
This project will ask students to identify one of their favorite phrases and keep it in mind. Then, that phrase will be used in class and converted into Diwani style calligraphy. Once completed, students will be asked to then build the calligraphic phrase into a 3D object using paper and/or ribbon. The final part of this project will require the student to draw the 3D translation as a complex trompe l’oeil still-life. With a focus on executing 2-point perspective, students will be offered the chance to understand value and rendering techniques while gaining exposure to perspective drawing through interior spaces. The student’s knowledge and understanding of value in creating volume and spatial depth will be enhanced and black and white charcoal on toned paper will be utilized. Students will engage not only their imagination and passion for the written word, but also translate these words into an art form.