Students in DP Visual Arts grades 11 and 12, opened the academic year with a series of visual responses to look within for a closer look at who they are as artists and what drives them to create. Included here is a sampling of the range of possibilities our students created and the depths explored across 10 pages of their visual arts journals. The final two pages were a special challenge to integrate one image across the open book in a personal holistic visionary image.
Listed below were the visual prompts. Play along and imagine how you might respond - fitted to the field you are living or working in...
You as an artist
Please compose one (1) page for each question in your visual arts journal. Use writing/text and drawings or collage to visually elaborate your thinking.
1. WHAT DRIVES YOU TO CREATE?
2. WHAT SETS YOU APART?
3. WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL MOST CONNECTED TO OTHERS?
4. WHAT ARTWORKS DRAW YOU IN?
5. WHAT DO YOUR WORKS OF ART HAVE IN COMMON?
6. WHAT INTRIGUES YOU ABOUT CULTURE?
7. WHAT DEFINES YOU?
8. WHICH WORD DO YOU FEEL MOST DRAWN TO?
...IDENTITY ...CULTURE ...IMAGINATION ...PLACE
9+10. CREATE AN open-book VISIONARY LAYOUT ABOUT THESE ASPECTS OF YOURSELF
AS IT UNFOLDS ACROSS TWO PAGES.