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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Preview of August’s Themes and Deadlines

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Preview of August’s themes and deadlines: Concepts

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August 4th Kintsugi: The Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer resin dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy it speaks to breakage and repair becoming part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

August 11th Recycling: Try to have the overwhelming majority of your piece be from repurposed items, found objects, etc. We really want to push the recycle, reuse, repurpose angle on this one. From subtle repurposing (taking beads from old jewelry and making them into a new piece) to extreme repurposing (taking something that would normally be thrown away and transform it into a piece of wearable art)… we want to see it all.

August 18th Opposites: Everything is up for grabs from right and wrong to black and white, left and right, hot and cold, heaven and hell, male and female, yin and yang, opulent and minimalist, dead and alive, apart and together, arrivals and departures, love and hate, happy and sad, young and old, etc.

August 25th Communication: Anything that gives the impression of communication. Reading, telephones, storytelling, Braille, sign-language, speaking, writing, symbols, body language, signs, etc.

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1 comment:

PyxeeStyx said...

Wow! These are some really intriguing and thought provoking "Concepts". Love it. This is gonna be fun. ;)