Still Life with Falling Books

Mixed Media, March 2008
Original. 54 x 80″ 

Part of my training to be an art teacher meant I had to shadow existing art teachers and teach a six-week class at nearby middle and high schools before graduating. When creating a still life art project for my students, my middle-school teaching mentor encouraged me to start making my own “teacher examples.” To model the potential for every tool students could use, I blended several books, magazines, scraps of cardstock, markers, and modeling materials from around the classroom to make this.  

In this painting, I wanted to visualize the movement of the classroom and animate each object in my still life example. I drew each object as it was being placed at the center of the classroom and on several occasions, the books would fall on top of the other objects nearby. This same example would be used on still life projects throughout my teaching career as an art teacher.  


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Dimensions 54 × 80 in
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