WHAT IS A SANDWICH?two or more slices of bread, with layers of ﬁllings,usually consisting of meat, cheese, vegetables, etc.something resembling a sandwich having distincthorizontal layersopen sandwich- a sandwich served on only onebottom slice of bread, without a covering sliceto place something in between two dissimilar things,to sandwich together (verb)
WHAT KIND OF SANDWICH ARE YOU?You are what you eat?What do you like to eat? What do you think that saysabout your personality, or what you are like?Do you like neatly cut sandwiches or big messy ones?What are your favorites?
GOALSto create an actual sandwich that describes YOUto create a conceptual/ symbolic self-portrait in theform of a sandwichto create a “key” to help the viewer understand thelayers in your sandwichto create a strong, accurate, colorful drawing fromobservationmerge concept and execution
HOW DO I BEGIN?List the things you like to eatMatch those things up with qualities- these qualitiesshould correspond to who you are, or what your lifeis like- be descriptiveBrainstorm ideas- list, draw, write-- and lastly, createa “key” with descriptors
PROCESSBrainstorm, create keyThumbnail sketches- include environment, leadinglines of direction, color, shapes, etc.Bring all materials needed to create your sandwichon MondayDraw! Look! Observe! Relate! Reﬂect!
THINGS TO CONSIDERHow can you use your ingredients as leading lines of direction?How can the environment strengthen your concept?What “pose” will your sandwich be in?Are you an organized, neat eater, or a messy, disorganized eater?How is it possible for a sandwich to communicate your personality? Areyou quiet or loud???Will you indicate human interaction? Forks, knives, someone inbackground, hand holding or reaching for sandwich?
MATERIALSColored PencilWatercolor then Colored PencilWatercolor Colored PencilsBlick Marker then Colored PencilColored Pencil on Colored Paper
TIMELINEFriday Dec. 3-- brainstorm, create key, begin thumbnailsMonday December 5 (A block)-- bring all materials/ingredients needed, sculpt sandwich, document/photograph set-up for recreation each day, store sandwich appropriately, reﬁne thumbnails, practicecolor and relationships, site proportionsTuesday December 6 (B block)- ELB if you would likeWednesday December 7 (half day)- work on drawingsThursday December 8 and Friday December 9- work on drawings, in progress critiques/ feedbackWeekend- reﬁne, revise, re-look.... focus on execution of concept....Monday December 12- CRITIQUE- pieces must be 100% complete by beginning of class, critique willbe followed by quick revisions and ﬁlling out of self-analysis
PHOTOGRAPHS AS INSPIRATIONNotice the “personality” of the sandwichNotice the placementNotice the setting/ environmentPhotographs taken from food magazines andwebsites
Is this sandwich part of a larger group/ family in the background? How is the detail/ focal point used to enhance the concept?
Does this photo resemble/symbolize one person or two?
How does the focal point affect the symbolism? How are the forms repeated/ lines used to direct the eye around the composition?
What kind of personality does this sandwich have?What happens when you bite into this sandwich? What does that say about the person it symbolizes?
How do people respond to an open sandwich orone that is not “ﬁnished” being made... what doesthat say about the person making the sandwich?What does that say aboutthe person it symbolizes- not yet done growing....
What words come tomind when you see this image? Strong? Tall? Conﬁdent? Organized? Multifaceted?Has many interests?
How does this set-up and environment describe the person? Two sides? Not sureabout onions or lettuce?
Three types of pickles/ cucumbers!??What kind of person eats that?!! How do the colors/forms in the setting add to the composition?
How do these plates,trays and napkins helpstrengthen the concept in this image? How do the colors help the concept and composition?
Good Luck! Ask if you have questions!! Don’t forget to bring ALL your ingredients to sculpt your sandwich on Monday December 5th!! Its an Ablock, do not forget-- you will have to use things found in the room if you don’t bring ingredients!!