You learned about the sculptural process of subtractive carving from stone. We considered Michelangelo’s Awakening Slave as an artistic illustration of the physical act of carving. We also briefly touched upon how Awakening Slave possibly represents the act of creation—maybe even god-like creation—in that Michelangelo was able to seemingly turn stone into flesh.
You will now pretend to be Michelangelo and compose a discussion board thread that mimics a first-person journal entry. Your thread/journal entry will elaborate on your (Michelangelo’s) artistic process (carving) and your thoughts regarding the symbolism of “unfinished” sculptures like Awakening Slave.
Your thread/journal entry must be 300-words long.
*Please note that many of your weekly discussion board assignments will require you to post a response to at least two of your classmates’ threads. Yet, this discussion board assignment does not require such responses. Even though responses are not mandatory for this assignment, you are free to comment on the thoughts and theories presented by your fellow classmates.
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