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Friday, May 8, 2015

Sugar Hill Wave : in Bottle Caps!

Several weeks ago, environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck  worked with our Art History class to recreate a work of art using recycled materials. The class chose Magritte's Son of Man as our image.They only had one day to complete this project. afterwards, the bottle caps were placed back in storage. Check out that image here!

Today, we attempt a much larger, more complex image. It's a mix of the Wave and the Sugar Hill Gang logo. This image was 10' x 16' large, and spread out over 8 tables. I use the past tense "was" when describing the mural because we only had one class period to complete it and when we were done, it was entirely dismantled.

Of course working on a project like this can raise many questions. We pondered one question all class long. The question was, "What is Wonder Mike waiting for?" See answer below.

I said a hip hop,
Hippie to the hippie,
The hip, hip a hop, and you don't stop, a rock it
To the bang bang boogie, say, up jump the boogie,
To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat.

In the Video: You have one class to assemble and then dismantle a 10' x 16' mural mashup between the Sugar Hill Gang Logo an The Great Wave off Kanagawa.... using only bottle caps. Go!

the answer to the question, "What is Wonder Mike waiting for?" can be found in the songs fifth verse when Wonder Mike raps the followign lines.. 

"I said, I can't wait 'til the end of the week
When I'm rappin' to the rhythm of a groovy beat."

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