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ASL 102: De'VIA Art Project

2. Explore Your Topic

Select an artist from your course textbook (Lentz, Ella Mae, et al. Signing Naturally, Units 7-12, DawnSign Press, 2014) and choose a work they have done. 

You can also do some background research on artists using library databases and other websites.

Analyze Your Topic

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You will need to include the following information in your PowerPoint Presentation:

  • Author's name and art work.
  • Author Biography, including family background, education, and art education.
  • Art work: How does the piece fit into resistance or affirmation art?
    • Describe how this work shows the Deaf experience.
    • Explain the centralized focus on the face or hands.
    • Identify how the color choices help define the art.
  • Universal themes
    • Explain how this art connects to the broad experience of the Deaf community, based on research related to themes.
    • Describe how this work fits into "artivism" or social justice within the De'VIA community.