Fiber: Arturo Sandoval
Fiber artist Arturo Sandoval shows viewers the process he developed to create the Millennium Projecta massive fiber composition that took four years to complete. With Mylar webbing, netting, yarn, textured thread, one billion stitches, four years, seven full-time workers, various other helpers, and one artist behind it, the monumental Millennium Project now hangs in the Singletary Center for Fine Arts at the University of Kentucky. The artist discusses the collaborative development and construction of the project as well as his methods for incorporating part of that collaboration into his classroom.
- Use to spark a discussion about the artists methods and intentions as well as the creative process in general. Have students create art based on the video and your discussion. (See the Making Art section of the binder for activities that use this medium or are based on the artists ideas and approaches to art.)
- Use in conjunction with a discussion of the purposes of art, especially the challenges fiber artists and monument designers encounter concerning their work.
- Compare and contrast Sandovals approach to fiber art with Dobree Adams approach, as demonstrated in the Weaving/Photography segment from Through Artists Eyes.
- Use as part of a careers in the arts unit or as an introductory activity before an artist-in-residence visits your classroom.