01 October 2008

Name that mythological monster

Going through old boxes, I recently rediscovered these clay creations of mine, part of a social studies project from middle school. If there was a way to use art to get out of or reduce the amount I had to write, I was all over it.*

A. What a handsome fellow!
George front George back
Ooh, just look at that fine hair detail!

Alex frontAlex back

*In tenth grade, I drew a poster illustrating differences between W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington for US History. For English that year, I painted a representation of the themes in Shakespeare's Macbeth. I still dig that painting actually.

The real trick of it is that they were right to give me credit for that artwork even though I feel like I managed to get away with something. Just because it's art doesn't mean it's not work.

Two years ago on TTaT: Amen


  1. These guys are awesome. AK and I were just talking about how we used to hate group work in English class, and I added, "Well, except for when your group just had to draw, like, a ven diagram about Huckleberry Finn or something." She said, "I hated the drawing even more than I hated my group." Yet we both majored in English in college, so go figure.

  2. P.S. I'm guessing you were reading the Odyssey? Freshman or sophomore year?

  3. Thanks, Cheryl. I keep a blog wherein I mostly write, so yeah, go figure. I hated group projects too. Bunch of slackers. ;)

    Actually, these guys are from when we studied Greek mythology in social studies in 6th or 7th grade. I think A appears in the Odyssey but not B.