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plywood art strips invade iwu

On Sunday, a couple dozen plywood art strips (some shown in photo above) invaded the Ames School of Art at Illinois Wesleyan University and other locations on the IWU campus. One side of the plywood featured one of three different kinds of imagery. 1: historical, cultural patterns found throughout the world. 2: Gothic English Churches. 3: works by Michelangelo Buonarroti. The other side of the plywood strips featured pyrographed text saying “ARTIS3LETTERS.COM”. Some had holes drilled through them with tied string to allow the plywood strip to be hung.

The use of plywood can imply excavation because of its layering. To emphasize this notion, imagery from past cultures is featured. Some of the pieces on campus are located in clever locations which may require a certain level of “excavation” to uncover. Most of the pieces at the School of Art were simply hung on door knobs. Excavation sometimes requires little or much work to discover.

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Tom Saaristo
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Very cool!

Matt Maldre
Admin

I hope Miles doesn’t think it’s a Kit Kat and try to eat it!

That’s hilarious how an artiwu tag is still up. Is our old beatbox cd/cassette player in the painting room?

Matt Maldre
Admin

You coulda put an INXS cd in it!

Matt Maldre
Admin

Actually it would be cool to make some sort of art recording. I don’t know what. Tips on art. Or something. And then put that in the beatbox. Although that sounds like too much effort for something that might not even get used.

skew
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skew

Have you gotten any comments from faculty or current students?

Tom Saaristo
Guest

I totally thought of Kit Kats when I first saw these! How funny! But maybe because it’s Halloween and I’m looking at all the Halloween candy at the Walgreen’s.

Matt Maldre
Admin

Tom, does your Walgreens have a Pilar?

Tom Saaristo
Guest

No, but I ran into Hazel who works at the new Walgreen’s at Jackson & Wacker. She used to work at the one across the street from Tribune too. We looked at each other the first time I saw her and we both said each other’s name when we finally clicked! It was too funny! I think Pilar left the Walgreen’s across from Trib before I left there, but I don’t exactly recall. The clerks at the Walgreen’s behind my house aren’t nearly as friendly, much as I’ve tried to befriend them. I guess the world can’t be full of… Read more »

skew
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skew

I’m surprised.