1 How does this piece help AJ express ideas that are important to her?
2 What materials and techniques does AJ use?
3 How has AJ's work been informed by other artists?
4 What evidence is there that AJ planned her work?
5 Does colour have any significance for AJ?
6 What are the letters that AJ paints, and why is this important to her?
7 What do you think is the significance of the blurry photographs on the last layer of the piece?
8 Why does AJ use string to rip the layers?
9 Why does AJ peel back the layers?
10 What does AJ hope people will get from this work? What are her intentions?
11 What are some of the ideas, perceptions, and feelings that AJ embodies in this work?
12 What are some of the social and ethical issues that arise in this piece?
13 How does this work help us appreciate a different culture?
14 How does this piece inform us, and get us to question things?
15 What are some of the legal or ethical considerations that AJ had to think about in the making of this piece?
16 What are some of the specific visual design problems that AJ had to solve in making this piece?
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Learn more about how AJ used a mind map in her research.
Further research for your journal:
LINK TO DECOLLAGE AT THE TATE MUSEUM
LINK TO DECOLLAGE AT WIKIPEDIA
LINK TO MARK BRADFORD (WIKIPEDIA)
LINK TO CREE (WIKIPEDIA)
Make your own décollage. Experiment with different binding mediums - clear acrylic paint or simply transparent glue, for example. Try different techniques for ripping back the layers. Try different combinations of subject matter - magazine, newspapers, books, posters, photographs etc.
Image board of décollage examples:
Make a Pinterest board of décollage artworks - LIKE THIS ONE.