School has started on Monday, and boy... Was it full-on! We already have homework to do. The Monday class is all about drawing and printmaking. We have a semester-long drawing project we will be working on that will eventually be turned into linocut prints. Just like last semester, this is a hybrid self-portrait that will blend human and animal features. Currently, we are to research our personality traits and transpose them into animal features. For example; if you're a stickler for details and focus on small things that most people overlook, you could say you're like a tiny mouse... Seeing the world from a zoomed-in perspective. You could draw yourself with a mouse head, or your head on a mouse body. See what I mean? But it doesn't have to stop at only one particular animal. We're allowed to merge as many animal/human features as we like. The artwork might end up looking like a mutant hybrid such as Patricia Piccinini's "The Young Family", or Kate Clark's "Manimal", or something completely different... It's up to us. Of course, ours project is about drawing and printing, not so much sculptures, but you get the general idea.
Our teacher suggested we get input from family, friends and people who are close to us and have known us for a while, so this is where you guys come in the picture. If you have the time and inclination, I would very much appreciate if you could email me and let me know which animals you think of when you think of me and my personality. Don't worry about offending me... I am quite aware of my positive AND negative traits (especially the latter). ;)