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Eternal<br />Vigilance<br />Mariana de Cardenas, Brittney Haladyna<br />
GroupPhoto<br />
Eternal Vigilance<br />
TouchObservations<br />
Smell<br />Observations<br />
HearObservations<br />
SightObservations<br />
QUESTIONS??<br />Why is it green & bronze looking?<br />  Where was this made?<br />What techniques did he/she use?<br />H...
Personal Connections<br />We felt that this was not just a statue, it is a piece that conveys a lot of emotion<br />The ma...
Contextual Information<br /><ul><li>Eternal Vigilance was created by artist John Silk Deckard.
Originated at the Erie Art Center on West Sixth Street in 1978. When the Art Center moved to State Street and became the E...
Eternal Vigilance represents a moment of tortured humanity captured in 500 pounds of bronze.
Deckard described the piece as representing “a heroic, self-clutching figure.”</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>It was created th...
It took nearly one year to complete.
Deckard first made a small figure, which he used as a guide for constructing the larger statue out of quarter inch wax she...
Deckard corrected any flaws by flame polishing the work of art, then the 50 pound wax piece was  taken to Cleveland for th...
Activity Ideas<br />Math<br />Students can measure the statues overall height, as well as its feet, arms, toes and fingers...
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Culminating Project 09

  1. 1. Eternal<br />Vigilance<br />Mariana de Cardenas, Brittney Haladyna<br />
  2. 2. GroupPhoto<br />
  3. 3. Eternal Vigilance<br />
  4. 4. TouchObservations<br />
  5. 5. Smell<br />Observations<br />
  6. 6. HearObservations<br />
  7. 7. SightObservations<br />
  8. 8. QUESTIONS??<br />Why is it green & bronze looking?<br /> Where was this made?<br />What techniques did he/she use?<br />How long would it take to make a work like this?<br />Why was this chosen to be in the entrance of the museum?<br />When was this made?<br />How long will this be in front of the Art Museum?<br />How heavy is this statue?<br />Who made it?<br />What material did the artist use to make this?<br />How did it get to Erie? <br />
  9. 9. Personal Connections<br />We felt that this was not just a statue, it is a piece that conveys a lot of emotion<br />The man appeared sad, scared or depressed, he obtained very life-like features<br />The sculpture looked as if it was made in several steps, like the wire/clay sculptures we made<br />The first visit we saw the big features, however the second visit we noticed the detail in the face, hair and nails<br />The work of art seemed to tell a story, like the sculptures we created out of clay. Each one had their own story<br />
  10. 10. Contextual Information<br /><ul><li>Eternal Vigilance was created by artist John Silk Deckard.
  11. 11. Originated at the Erie Art Center on West Sixth Street in 1978. When the Art Center moved to State Street and became the Erie Art Museum in 1983, the sculpture was installed in front of the Art Museum
  12. 12. Eternal Vigilance represents a moment of tortured humanity captured in 500 pounds of bronze.
  13. 13. Deckard described the piece as representing “a heroic, self-clutching figure.”</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>It was created through the ancient process known as the lost wax bronze casting technique.
  14. 14. It took nearly one year to complete.
  15. 15. Deckard first made a small figure, which he used as a guide for constructing the larger statue out of quarter inch wax sheets.
  16. 16. Deckard corrected any flaws by flame polishing the work of art, then the 50 pound wax piece was taken to Cleveland for the bronze casting process.</li></ul>- Information received from Patrick, a museum employee and pamphlets at the Erie Art Museum <br />
  17. 17. Activity Ideas<br />Math<br />Students can measure the statues overall height, as well as its feet, arms, toes and fingers. They then can draw or use clay to create a scale model of the work of art using their measurements. <br />Science<br />Students can research different materials used to make statues that are able to withstand weather outside, then guess what material this statue is made from using different tests and observations.<br />English<br />Students can Art<br />Students can create a model of this statue out of clay or they could create their own statue, using inspiration from Eternal Vigilance. The students could also draw the statue using a variety of materials.<br />Music<br />In groups, students can create their own song based off of how this statue made them feel, then perform the song using many instruments in front of the class.<br />, his background and his inspiration for this piece, as well as other artworks he created.<br />
  18. 18. Activity Ideas cont..<br />History<br />Students can research when this statue was created and what time period the statue represents, as well as why it is in front of the Erie Art Museum. <br />Art<br />Students can create a model of this statue out of clay or they could create their own statue, using inspiration from Eternal Vigilance. The students could also draw the statue using a variety of materials.<br />Music<br />In groups, students can create their own song based off of how this statue made them feel, then perform the song using many instruments in front of the class.<br />
  19. 19. Possible Lines of Inquiry <br />What message or story does the statue convey?<br />Why was this particular work of art chosen for the entrance to the Erie Art Museum. <br />How are people walking by everyday affected by the statue?<br />
  20. 20. Key Ideas<br /><ul><li>Artists meaning of the work of art
  21. 21. The process of lost wax bronze casting technique
  22. 22. How does the statue interact with the city of Erie?
  23. 23. “A moment of tortured humanity” is represented by the statue. </li></li></ul><li>Line of Inquiry<br />How does John Silk Deckard’s work of art display “a moment of tortured humanity” by his use of the lost wax bronze casting technique and how does each person in the city of Erie perceive Eternal Vigilance’s obvious emotions?<br />
  24. 24. Bumpy, textured, large, food, people walking, body shape, green. <br />See<br />Smell<br />Hear<br />feel<br />model of this statue out of clay; create their own statue, using inspiration from Eternal Vigilance, draw the statue using a variety of materials.<br />Create own song based off of how this statue made them feel; research the creator of the statue. <br />NOTICING<br />Projects<br />Who is the artist?<br />What is it made of?<br />Where was it made?<br />What message does the statue convey?<br />How are people walking by everyday affected by the statue?<br />Maxine Greene – Aesthetic Moments = Aesthetic Experiences. <br />E. Booth = to engage fully in the work of art, all you really need are the skills you already have<br />E. Eisner =cognition is a process that makes awareness possible. It is the sense of a matter of becoming conscious, of noticing, of recognising, of perceiving<br />Eternal Vigilance<br />Questions <br />AESTHETIC EDUCATION<br />Line of Inquiry<br />How does John Silk Deckard’s work of art display “a moment of tortured humanity” by his use of the lost wax bronze casting technique and how does each person in the city of Erie perceive Eternal Vigilance’s obvious emotions?<br />CLASS<br />Art , Music, Dance, Perception, Experiences, Imagination, Creativity, Theatre, Erie Museum, Avalon<br />Trey Mcintyre, Regina Carter, Ballet. <br />

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