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Fiber: Arturo Sandoval

Description:

Fiber artist Arturo Sandoval shows viewers the process he developed to create the Millennium Project—a 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.

Suggested Uses:

  • Use to spark a discussion about the artist’s 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 artist’s 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 Sandoval’s 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.

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