- What objects do you see?
- How many colors can you find?
- List the shapes you can identify.
- List all of the different textures you see.
- This artwork is called an “assemblage,” which means an assortment of objects brought together to create a new object.
- The artist who made this, Betye Saar, is from California. She often makes artworks out of objects that she collects and arranges in boxes.
- This artwork includes a computer circuit board, wood, Egyptian figures, and glitter paint along with the other small objects you can see.
- Why do you think the artist chose these objects?
- What mood or feeling do you get from the artwork?
- If you could make up a new title for the artwork, what would you call it? Why?
- How would you describe this artwork to someone who could not see it?
- Create your own assemblage by gathering objects and arranging them to create a new object. Choose objects that are meaningful to you!
- Use a piece of sturdy paper or cardboard as your base. Use glue or tape to hold the objects in place.
- Think about what mood you want your artwork to convey and what message you want it to send. How can you arrange your objects in a way that helps create that mood and message?
- Decide on a title for your artwork and share it with a friend, classmate, or family member.