Presentation on theme: "Life without horses? I don’t think so! Deborah Butterfield."— Presentation transcript:
Life without horses? I don’t think so! Deborah Butterfield
*bio* Born: 1949- San Diego, California - American artist - Doctorate of Fine arts at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana. -Married to an artist with two sons. -currently lives on a ranch in Montana and Hawaii. -Known for sculpture of horses made from found objects such as metal and wood.
ok, so I know you’re wondering… Why Horses?!?! "He'd been rolling in the mud," she says, "and there were no hairs visible on his body." Deborah decided to try to make a horse out of mud. "I mixed everything I'd ever worked with--mud, clay, plaster, glue, paper, and brown paper--then smoothed it [over a framing made of steel] with straw and hay and grass and twigs," she says. "That was my first horse." She wanted to express herself in self portraits without using her own human figure.xpress herself in self portraits without using her own human figure. She attempts to show the spirit of the horse and its essence in her creations.
She attempts to show the spirit of the horse and its essence in her creations.
Her current works combine organic and abstract forms with materials like steel, bronze, and junk metal.
Her cast bronze works appear to be made of branches and sticks- and they are, in a way.
She has been commissioned by many prestigious organizations like: Whitney Museum of American Art Oakland Museum Israel Museum Greenwich, Connecticut Arts Council Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden Metropolitan Museum of Art Kansas City Zoo Portland, Oregon International Airport Urban Development Corporation of Boston Massachusetts San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art Denver Art Museum
Art Vocabulary Unity-seen as one design instead of randomness. Texture-quality of the surface.
Poster Activity Get with a partner and create a “Wanted, Lost or Stolen” Poster. Poster should include: 20pts total Info. of artist and artwork, must use vocab.-1 para.=15 pts. 1-2 images=3 pts. Prize, location/contact info. =2 pts.
Research Questions 1.) What 3 animals has similar characteristics as you? 2.) What gesture or pose will the animal look like and why? 3.) Draw side view and detail of face for each animal.