Thursday, December 5, 2013

Babe-raham Lincoln

1. Who did you choose to do a portrait of? Why did you choose that person? 
Taylor and I chose to do Abe Lincoln because he has a very interesting physical appearance and because he is on the penny.

2. When brainstorming about this project how did you decide what would be the best materials to use to create it? Explain how your material choice impacted the look of your piece. Why was this so important. Explain.

We used pennies because Abe Lincoln is on them and it would look really cool. It took a long time to make the project since we had to spraypaint, sort face-up and glue all of the pennies on the board. It was a challenge because the material was something we'd never used before.

3. Describe the risks you took or that were involved in creating the project. What were the challenges you faced?
We risked not having enough pennies or the pennies falling off. There wern't any huge challenges we faced, just the sorting and gluing of pennies.

4. How did your choices impact the look and feel of the piece? Did your choice of materials have any connection with the person you chose to represent? 
 Making Abe Lincoln out of pennies was ironic and it turned out looking really cool. Of course Abe Lincoln is on pennies, which is why we chose to make him out of pennies.