Shape Families

"With the most primitive means the artist created something which the most ingenious and efficient technology will never be able to create."  Kasimir Malevich 1879 - 1935

Collage of Student Compositions of Shape Families

We humans enjoy organizing everything in our world and then labeling it.  The students work this time around explored shape families...shapes that would fall into either rectilinear or biomorphic categories.    Any shape that you would encounter in a geometry class would be placed in the former; shapes found in nature, or having an undulating form are placed in the later category.

Each student was charged with producing two designs including each of the shape families.  One could employ values using graphite and the other was rendered with tempera paint.  These are small works, approximately 5" x 7".


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