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Ourtifacts


Ourtifacts is a project that allows a small group of people to share one significant aspect of their lives. When someone tells a story, we often have a different mental image of it than they do, or another listener. By drawing your group members' objects based on their stories, everybody can share their perceptions.

  1. Choose an object of significance and take a picture of it. 
  2. Describe the object in detail with a paragraph. Include shapes, colors, etc.
  3. Explain the object's origin and why it has significance to you in a second paragraph.
  4. Send your description to the other four group members (DON'T SEND THE PICTURE)!
  5. When you receive a description and story of another group member's object, read it carefully.
  6. Spend 10-15 minutes drawing the object based on its description. Add color if you have the supplies!
  7. Repeat 5 & 6 when you receive another group member's email.
  8. When you have all four drawings complete, submit them PLUS the description AND photo of your object to Together/Apart.
  9. Wait for them to appear on the website! All ten photographed objects will be displayed alongside their four mental images, plus the owner’s story.
  10. Compare how the four drawn mental images of each object vary from the real thing. Was their description accurate? How did the other group's drawings turn out?