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Transforming the Everyday

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The Time InbetweenTwo Shells

Artists give new meaning to common objects

Artists often incorporate elements of the everyday world into their art, transforming them and infusing them with new meaning. As we consider the artistic potential of familiar objects, we come to see them in a new way.

Discovering the Object

Students will select everyday items to bring to class and exercise their powers of description.
Artist(s): Betye Saar, Edward Weston