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.
- Choose an object of significance and take a picture of it.
- Describe the object in detail with a paragraph. Include shapes, colors, etc.
- Explain the object's origin and why it has significance to you in a second paragraph.
- Send your description to the other four group members (DON'T SEND THE PICTURE)!
- When you receive a description and story of another group member's object, read it carefully.
- Spend 10-15 minutes drawing the object based on its description. Add color if you have the supplies!
- Repeat 5 & 6 when you receive another group member's email.
- When you have all four drawings complete, submit them PLUS the description AND photo of your object to Together/Apart.
- 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.
- 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?