Our reading on sculpture from from Chapter 12 of Experiencing the HumanitiesLinks to an external site. by Richard Jewell gives some examples of decorative and practical types of sculptures:
sculpture of a person in a parka decorative fountaina clay statuea Japanese miniature treejewelrytapestrywind chimesan ice sculpturea light display at a museum
a housea fountain used by childrena clay plate or cupstained glass windowsilverwaredesigner clothinga cuckoo clocka wedding cakea light display used as an ad
For this Discussion, select one single item from the lists above or another similar item from our Sculpture reading that you have as a personal piece of sculpture. In other words, find one of the items above that you own (or have access to) and analyze it as a piece of sculpture. Ideally, you’ll want to analyze an item you have that is meaningful, pleasing and important to you.
Discuss the item by explaining what the item is (feel free to include a picture, if you like). Analyze the piece as a sculpture in regard to touch and medium, identify if it is practical or decorative, and explain whether the sculpture is art or craft.
Posting – Your response to the prompt will need to be a full paragraph with a minimum of five complete sentences.
Responses – You will need to submit a minimum of two responses to postings made by your fellow classmates; your response postings will also need to be a minimum of one paragraph each.
Remember that you must respond to two of your classmates’ postings. To obtain full discussion credit you must review the discussion prompts and, for each, respond to both the prompt and to two postings made by your fellow students. (That means that you will need to make a minimum of three credit postings per discussion – one will be your original response to the prompt and the other two will be your responses to two classmates’ postings.)
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select one single item from the lists above or another similar item from our sculpture reading that you have as a personal piece of sculpture in other words find one of the items above that you own or have access to and analyze it .