For our next two Sundays with Dallas-based artist and educator Carlos Don Juan, T/AP students continued to develop their masks and integrate them into a large backdrop painting. Students were grouped into pairs, leading to conversations, creative negotiations, and an opportunity to collaborate and familiarize themselves with their peers.
The content that found its way into the backdrop paintings included Jules de Balincourt references, neon skylines, iPhone screensavers, and pine trees.
Students were asked to consider ways in which their masks would integrate with the backdrops photographically.
As we prepare for our final session with Carlos Don Juan, students will be at play with the fluidity of translation, inclusion/exclusion, and identity.