Friday, May 22, 2009

The nasal bread snickered at the trembling toenail, or Monsters.

For the past couple of days we've been getting ready to see the art of Max Ernst and other surrealists at the Menil Collection in Houston.

We started with the exquisite corpse (you can see our version played with words here). To do this, fold a sheet of paper into three equal parts and lay flat. One person draws a head in the top section and then draws a neck with two small lines onto the middle section to show the second person where to continue the body. After the first person folds back the top of the paper, the second person adds a body to the middle section, draws lines onto the bottom section to show the third person where to start the legs, and folds up the paper. The third person draws the legs in the bottom section. Here is ours (the eyeballs in the top and middle sections are a weird coincidence):

This is Zachary's magazine version (an ice cream cone hat atop a lamb chop, tomato and couscous head atop a partial carousel body, with shovels for arms and crackers for feet):

We also made dot monsters, for which we placed 30-40 dots on the paper, tried to connect those dots in a straight line, and added monster features:

1 comment:

jennwa said...

I remember doing pictures by splitting up the paper in 3 sections. I always liked doing that.
The dot to dot idea is fun too.

Thanks for sharing with Friday Showcase!!!