How to Get from There to Here
By definition, a map is a flat-surfaced pictorial representation of the earth or the heavens (Of course, as an artist you can play with, modify, or adapt that definition.). Using the idea of a map as a point of departure, chart your daily route from where you live to Burlington High School. Consider incorporating elements associated with maps, such as a legend, a compass, or visual topography.
There are NO LIMITATIONS on the use of color or media, but you are expected to create a fully resolved, high-quality showpiece.
The medium of a map, which can be understood as a graphic guide, is fertile ground for discovering and developing personal problem-solving strategies. By focusing on the charting and plotting of comings and goings and exploring all aspects of what a map can represent, personal travel experience can produce innovative design solutions that extend well beyond the traditional map concept.
--- Text and problem from the book Visual Literacy: A Conceptual Approach to Graphic Problem Solving, by Judith Wilde and Richard Wilde
Tips and Thoughts
- Think like an artist:
- Think outside the box;
- Bend the rules;
- Approach the problem from a unique perspective.
- Consider your options; what materials are available to you?
- You are not limited to two dimensions. What possible form(s) can this take?
- What role does time play in your journey?
THIS IS PART OF THE BPS "DISTANCE LEARNING" PILOT.