For the next few months, I will be working on a multimedia project for the Interstitial Identity exhibition in June. I will also be sharing my progress with this project with my students, so that they can have a first-hand experience with how an artist works. I ask my students to deepen their art making through inquiry and research so I will be modeling this type of artistic behavior. Hopefully my students will not only be my inspiration and motivation, but become collaborators in the process.
My multiple professional identities:
From the call for entries:
Art teachers are more than teachers and the work they do inside and outside of the classroom is influenced and enriched by the various professional expertises they hold. Within the overlapping spaces of a teacher’s professional identities lies novel, varied and unbound practices that deny formal labels and categorization.
How does an artist/educator perceive his or her professional identities? How might these identities intersect? What do they look like and feel like to the individual? And what impact might these intersections have on his/her profession?
Movement through space
Underwater freedom—not drowning
Suspension of weight
Intersections and Dualities:
What comes of it:
An idea spurred on from a suggestion (teacher) mixed with a desire to paint water (artist), pushed further with the excitement of sound and motion (teacher+artist) to tell a story of dualities (personal) and the place that lies between (artist).
Rephotographed sequence of me scuba diving.
Where all good ideas begin--on a bar napkin.
An inspiring video from the Blink Exhibit, Denver Art Museum
Article on Blink Exhibit
Underwater swimming scenes cut from the movie Creature From the Black Lagoon, 1954, directed by Jack Arnold. The swimmer is Julia Adams.This film was originally shot to be viewed with 3D glasses.
Just had to include this image. It's so great!