Outrigger is on display at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA
Discussion: Find this sculpture in the museum and sit for discussion
What do you see here?
Is it an animal
How is it different from the painting we have seen?
Do you think the other side is painted or is it blank?
How many animals do you see?
What two different items are on top?
Why antlers? What is the artist trying to say? (NO WRONG ANSWERS)
How does the artist use color? Value?
ARTIST: Robert Hudson (born 1938) is an American artist who was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and grew up in Richland, Washington. He received a B.F.A in 1961 and an M.F.A. in 1963, both from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Hudson is best known for his funk art assemblages, of the late 1950s and 1960s. He has also produced non-objective paintings, ceramics and large steel and bronze sculptures.
Project: inspired painting of or inspired by this piece of art
Step1: draw the most important two things that you saw in the sculpture
Step2: draw two things that you would add to the sculpture, if it was yours, to improve it.
Step3: Draw two shapes, one organic, one geometric into the painting
Step5: balance one shape on two sides
Step6: add a base
Step7: add one additional item of your choice, hat?
Step 8: using primary and secondary colors, paint your version of “outrigger”