Presentation on theme: "Keith Haring 6 th Grade Wire Sculptures. Keith Haring Born in 1959 and died in 1990. Initially seen as a graffiti artist who used vacant advertising boards."— Presentation transcript:
Keith Haring Born in 1959 and died in 1990. Initially seen as a graffiti artist who used vacant advertising boards in New York in the early 1980s as his canvas. His images have conspicuous energy and bold colors and lines. He opened his own retail stores including Wham Bam in Miami and Pop Shop in New York He focused his work on many political messages including domestic violence, child abuse and AIDS awareness.
Haring’s Art Style Haring’s inspiration came from punk and rap music at the East Village Club scene, break dancing and graffiti His images conveyed his interest in graphic design and simplified figurative forms.
Wire Sculptures Choose a 30 inch wire for your figure. Smaller wire pieces can be used for hair, clothes, etc. 1. Fold wire in half 2. Twist to make a head 3. Fold ends up so that head is in the middle. 4. Twist around neck. 5. Stretch top wires out to sides, bend across to other side overlapping the center about one inch. 6. Twist arms 7. Twist body 8. Twist at wrist and ankles 9. Pose your figure and add accessories and details with other colors and pieces.