Puzzling spacesCreative project Factory
Not everything is always visible at first sight. Some things lie hidden, in “invisible spaces,” so to speak, made up of secret symbols and codes. You think you already know your favorite work in detail? Take a closer look or try your hand at your own puzzle stories in this project and create your own “invisible spaces.”
You will need
- acrylic paints
- oil crayons
- collage material
What is on your mind? Are there things that have special meaning to you? Are you sometimes a mystery to yourself or others? How can you express your personality?
Collect objects, symbols, signs, texts, pictures that have something to do with you or interest you.
Make a picture from all of these things to create your own secret story.
You can draw, paint, or work with collage—there are no limits to your personal mystery picture!
Talk about it
How closely are artists connected to their works? Can we only understand works of art if we know who created them? Or can (picture) puzzles be solved without the explanations of their artists?
Work in pairs
Present your picture to your friends or to your class.
Which symbols do they understand without your explanation?
Where do they need a hint from you?
Which elements of the picture should remain your secret, a riddle?