Day Four: Red Wheelbarrow
We paired William Carlos Williams' ubiquitous poem The Red Wheelbarrow with Andy Warhol's equally ubiquitous Campbell's Soup Cans to focus on one important job of an artist: to recast the commonplace into a new light. This is a powerful tool as it allows others to see things anew which can be eye-opening, humorous, surprising, and consequently, revolutionary.
We challenged ourselves to think about how one can take an issue that is of particular interest and communicate it using found objects and simple constructions to ask us to reframe our assumptions or to see the commonplace anew.
Working in pairs we had one hour to agree on a topic and an approach. Below are a few results.