Monday, March 7, 2011

Miz Art ~ Bill Abright

Miz Art # 5 ~ Bill Abright

Your Miz Art for this week is to explore Bill Abright's website: After viewing all of his artwork, pick a favorite. Describe this artwork in such vivid detail that anyone can guess which artwork is your favorite. If I cannot tell which artwork you are describing, you must do the assignment over.

Here is an example (I will be describing "Sedation"):
“Sedation” by Bill Abright is an extremely large mask-like clay sculpture. The face is an imperfect oval in shape, has closed eyes, an elongated nose, visible cheekbones and a marbled cream and orange glaze. Perched upon the top of his head are six birds which appear to be pecking the man’s forehead and temples. His facial expression is peaceful even though he is being picked apart by the tiny winged creatures. Where the birds have pecked, and are continuing to peck, there are a few spots of black splotchy glaze suggesting that they are eating away at him and creating holes. The bird furthest on the right side is placed delicately and looking upon the side of the man’s face as if in serious contemplation. The bird above has it’s red head tilted to look towards the viewer. The contrast between the warm colors of the face and the dark values of the birds, draw the eyes toward the top of the sculpture. After the eyes move from the semi-circle of feathered friends, they travel down towards the sedated and calm expression of the man.

Bill Abright's work is quite a treat. So enjoy this Miz Art - you are going to see some amazing work by a contemporary artist!

DUE: April 8th

Bill Abright in his studio

Bill Abright compliments of his website:

Bill Abright

Bill Abright
The Three P's Plague (Pestilence and Pollution)

Bill Abright
The Mariner

Bill Abright
Old Growth

Bill Abright
Bird Watcher

Quote o' the Week

How it works:

Read the quotes below and write about how one (or more) applies to your life or how you can learn from it (10 points)


Make a visual representation of a quote - drawing, painting, etc. (5 to 100 points depending on quality and effort)

The quotes:

"In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds."
~ Robert Green Ingersoll

"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart."
~ Kahlil Gibran

"Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts."
~ Martin Buxbaum