Self-portrait

Body

Lonergan

 

 

Jewelry Self-Portrait

 

Create a self-portrait in the form of a piece of jewelry or other object (to be discussed) that combines both made and found objects. The portrait should be a combination of fabricated and found objects. The self-portrait need not be realistic, just a representation—however abstract or metaphorical—of you or your identity.

 

To begin your project, you should go to the Google/library to investigate the many diverse options available to you for “jewelry.” Explore other cultures to see what they consider jewelry (masks? neck rings?); don’t feel constrained by the western trinity of earrings, necklace, and bracelet. You should also feel free to experiment with scale and other characteristics; your jewelry should not be an exact replica of any actual piece of jewelry.

 

Alternative project:  Chopper Self-Portrait

 

Create a self-portrait in the form of a chopper. The portrait should be a combination of fabricated and found objects. The self-portrait need not be realistic, just a representation—however abstract or metaphorical—of you or your identity. Do consider how the viewer will “read” the sculpture as a self-portrait. You must have one object that is replicated out of metal (one real, one metal copy).

 

Self-portrait Rubric

 

40% Self-portrait (collection of different objects, some with physical and personal history).

40% Appropriate contrast between Made and Found. (At least one significant object made to contrast a found object)

20% Appropriate craft (with emphasis on Sculptural thickness)