Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thursday Theory Title

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Here is my first offering for you.

Let me know what you think the title should be.

You will have all week to leave me a comment
as I will be moving this post to the sidebar when I post a new lesson.

I will pick the winner from the best title received all month. The winner will receive a mug with their choice of tangle design.



TeachKidsArt said...

Hi Julie,
Thanks for your comments on my blog! I wish you could come to my workshop, too! So, you live in SoCal?? Are you anywhere near Azusa? My son is a student at APU. We'll be going down to visit him next month.

I love this drawing of yours! I think my 4th-6th graders would have fun with a lesson like this, too. Sorry I don't have a title idea for you, but I'll be thinking about it!!

Jessica said...

I love this drawing. I keep clicking back to look at it some more. Titles are so tough but I'm thinking about it for you. You should know that I never title anything, though, because I can never think of anything good enough.

Congrats on the show! I wish I could go see it...

Jessica said...

Title idea:

Knossos Eclipse

This might be a little off the wall so I'm going to completely explain myself.

The image reminds me of a medieval castle. Medieval castles often had labyrinths. Though not a medieval labyrinth, the labyrinth at Knossos immediately springs to mind when I think about labyrinths. I don't know if you're familiar with the myth, but it says that people were often sacrificed to the Minotaur that was kept in the Knossos Labyrith. It was so complex that no one could escape. But one man, with the help of his love, found a way. Theseus killed the Minotaur and escaped by following a string that he had unwound behind him as he entered the labyrinth. The bold lines of the tangle make me think of the walls of the labyrinth and the thinner lines that fill in the spaces remind me of the string.

Finally, one of the first things I notice when I look at the picture is the circle in the upper right corner. It makes me think of a lunar eclipse.

Thus, Knossos Eclipse.


charland said...

"Of Great Value"

I love art that is void of color so that the focus is on pattern, texture, value, line, shape..... This title has many directions for interpretation. First, value variation is an art principle clearly demonstrated. Second it's an inspirational work of art and is in itself of great value. Third, I thought I noticed the letters of the alphabet used in one section could spell out Jesus--more valuable than anyone or anything else!

Ms. Julie's Place said...

I love that you noticed the letters. Unfortunately they do not spell out "JESUS" though I agree with you about His value! You actually found my signature and working title!