Intuitive Sharpie Feather Designs
After studying the intuition driven work of Kelsey Montague, students designed and created their own intuitive feather drawings to assemble into a collaborative wing artwork. To create these, students were first asked to analyze similarities and differences in Montegue’s work, and explain why they believed these trends existed in her artwork. They also explored the concept of intuition, and how an artist can create work that relies on their gut feeling and artistic flow, rather than methodical planning. Students were then provided a pre-printed feather, and were asked to use their intuition to fill it in with black and white Sharpie designs and patterns. Once filled with designs and patterns, students were asked to complete the sentence “THIS YEAR I WILL BE _____” and hide it somewhere in their design. The purpose of this sentence is to serve as a beginning of the year promise for students to themselves, as this project is largely inspirational with a focus on community building and risk taking, rather than technical challenge.