cabinet of curiosities
- Find 10 things.
- Create a history for those things. This can be based in reality or complete fiction. This should all fit on a notecard (I didn’t stipulate the size of the notecard, but I would say no more than 100 words.). HERE’S THE CATCH: you will write these cards from the P.O.V of a mystic. What does this mean??? We will study different mystic poets throughout the unit, but basically, a mystic finds God in all things.
You are a Mystic, known for your imaginative, intuitive spirituality. You value peace, harmony, and inner silence. Mystics are nurtured by walking alone in the woods or sitting quietly with a trusted friend. You may also enjoy poetry, meditation, wordless prayer, candles, art, books, and anything else that helps you connect with Go
Mystics experience God best through rich images and symbols. You are contemplative, introspective intuitive, and focused on an inner world as real to you as the exterior one. Hearing from God is more important to you than speaking to God. Others may attribute human characteristics to God, but you see God as ineffable, unnamable, and more vast than any known category. You are intrigued by God's mystery.
Mystics want to inspire and persuade others, and need to live lives of significance. At times you push the envelope of spirituality, helping the rest of us imagine who we might become if we followed your lead.
See Mystic Powerpoint on the Website.
Questions to consider when you write the notecards:
- Where did you find it?
- What was it used for?
- Is it scientific? Religious? Traditional? Personal?
- Why did you pick it up? What meaning do you find it in?
- Is this the collection’s story or the collector’s story? Do the items all work together, or are they disparate, bound together only by the collector?
- HOW can you differentiate your mystic from all
3. Design a display. This can be in your shoebox. BUT. Please design it so that you can “set it up” to share with your classmates. Please DON’T stress about the actual display. We are more concerned with the contents and the writing that goes along with it.
TOPICS MOST HELPFUL TO VIEWERS (from the above link)
Formal Elements/Content (imagery, iconography, sympolism)
Cultural and historical contrast
Artist’s commentary on work, own philosophy
Technique and process, or how the work is produced
Why the object is considered art and why it is in the museum (why the character treasured this artifact, what caught the character’s eye, why the character found it important).
This project is due MONDAY, MARCH 27 at 2:00. It will be scored on originality, risk-taking, and development of ideas. It will be worth 100 points (20 points per object/writing). The display is NOT part of your grade!!!