At Wickliffe Mounds
Description:This second segment about contemporary Native American sculptor Truman Lowe explores how Lowes visit to the Wickliffe Mounds historical sitean ancient Native American community in Western Kentuckyinfluenced the series of works he created while in Kentucky. The video includes an overview of his work exhibited in the Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University.
- Pair with the Contemporary Native American Artist segment to spark a discussion about the artists methods, media, and intentions. Ask students to analyze how Lowes work reflects family traditions as well as his visit to Wickliffe Mounds. Discuss the media he works in and how he uses these materials to reflect his themes and imagery.
- Show to spark a discussion of nature, ecology, and the visual arts. Have students gather materials from nature, such as twigs, bark, flowers, leaves, and stones. Ask them to create a sculpture that recalls the space where they found the materials.
- Show to prepare students for a field trip to a historical site. After the field trip, have them create a work of art influenced by what they took away from the siteits meaning to the area/state/history, a feeling it evoked, or even concrete images they remember.
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