The piece of artwork that I discovered at the Madison Art Collection is called the Mythological Bird. Out of all the pieces in the gallery, this one stood out the most to me because of its intricate designs, the technique used to make the bird and its size was relatively big compared to the other artworks. It seems to be made out of wood, which would mean that this artwork was made out of plant based, organic materials. The bird is supposed to represent a mythology of a group of people that don’t actually exist, but of one that the artist created himself. In this artwork, there are both inactive and active lines represented. Towards the bottom of the bird there are vertical (inactive) lines and on the wings of the bird there are some horizontal lines (also inactive), which gives a sense of stability non-movement. But, there are a lot of organic shapes that offset the inactive lines and make the artwork come alive and stand out, and convey a sense of motion and liveliness. Some of the organic shapes are swirls towards the neck of the bird and at the bottom of the bird there are other biomorphic shapes. Those organic shapes are contrasted by some geometric shapes like the circles at the bottom and on the back of the bird and on the wing as well. This gives the piece some unity and order; it is interesting to see how the elements themselves in the artwork contrast each other with the mix of inactive and active lines and geometric and organic shapes. Color is definitely not one of the more prominent elements in this artwork; most of the bird is brown, but there are some hints of red on the wing, and the object that the bird is holding in its mouth is red in the middle and there are some light blue circles also on the wing. Usually, color can evoke some type of emotion for the audience; in this artwork, since brown is mostly used, it typically wouldn’t stand out because brown is such a dull color and some people, including myself, would probably be bored by this artwork, but the intricate shapes and lines within the piece luckily make it stand out. Since the piece is behind a glass window and I cannot physically touch it, the implied texture definitely seems rough and bumpy because of all the shapes and how they are not carefully designed. This artwork definitely has more open space than closed; there is open space between the back of the bird and the bottom of it, and there is open space between the mouth of the bird and the object that the bird is holding in its mouth. This makes the piece more lively and naturalistic, and intrigues and engages the audience more. This mythological bird is asymmetrical, which makes the piece seem more disorganized and off-balance than if it was symmetrical. There is also a lot of variety within the…
During the Tom Robinson trial in To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harper Lee used innocence to show that black people are not always guilty for every crime. People would think that there higher in society and judge others by the color of their skin and think that if a crime involves an African American, it makes them automatically guilty if there accused.
During Mayella’s side of the story, Mayella states that Tom punched her on the right side of the face and choked her at the same time. Atticus pointed…
02 April 2013
To Kill A Mocking Bird
When you first read the title, “To Kill A Mocking Bird”, one may think it is about killing animals or abusing them. This story is about knowledge, courage and how you should view life. In this novel are talks about racism in the society and show how tedious it was to go against racism. When reading this book, it will open your eyes and show you, how bad society was back then and open up your eyes to reality.
The Radley were…
Kirkwood Comp I
If Birds Can Do It
Over last Christmas break, my family traveled to Southern California for our first vacation in several years. It was everyone’s first trip to the area and, prior to leaving, each of us researched things we wanted to do while there. I have always been afraid of trying new things, including hanging from a wire going up to 60 miles per hour, but one of the things my sister wanted to do was go zip lining. I didn’t really want to, but…
He threw the empty packet on the fire and watched it burn. Nat sat there
desperately waiting, switching channels on the wireless but there was nothing but
silence between each other and the wireless.
“Mammy what are we going to do about this?” said Jill “Do we have a plan to leave
before the birds get in?”
“No, honey we don’t.” said Nat’s wife “We don't know what to do about this.”
As the family sat there thinking what they could possibly do the birds stabbing at
the door begins to become louder and stronger…
What is Avian Influenza?
• Also called “Bird Flu”
• It’s a viral disease of wild and domestic birds.
• It can cause illness in poultry and humans.
Who/what can be infected?
• Type A Influenza Virus, also known as H5N1
• Composed of a protein capsid and covered in an envelope
• Two types of projectiles:…
H5N1- Avian Influenza A (Bird Flu)
is a viral disease
of wild and domestic birds.
It can cause illness in
poultry and humans.
Avian influenza (AI) is an infectious viral disease of birds often causing no obvious signs of infection. AI viruses can sometimes spread to domestic poultry and cause large-scale outbreaks of serious disease. Some of these AI viruses…
Avian influenza is caused by the H5N1 virus. Its reservoir is wild birds, but if domesticated birds come into physical contact with an infected bird they too can become affected. The transmission of the virus from bird to bird is quick because birds live in big groups that interact with each other often. The virus is spread through physical contact and humans can contract it through contact with an infected animal. People at high risk are those who work with birds, such…
European mermaids, half-women and half-fish creatures that lured individual sailors into the water, where they were drowned and eaten (Siren NP).
Sirens, in Greek mythology, were three dangerous bird-women, portrayed as seductresses who had beautiful maidens’ features but from the thighs down, they had forms of birds, often described as sparrows (Parada NP). The three Sirens were skilled musicians both vocally and instrumentally, each had a different role; one played the lyre, one sang, and another played…
Conclusion Question Bird Bill Simulation
Jackie Kim 4/2/15
1. For the rice bird population, the fork bill birds were the second best birds to eat the most and so they were able to reproduce every generation. The spoon bill birds were the best type of bird to consume as much rice as they can which meant that reproducing was east for these type of birds. The stick bill birds had the most trouble and in fact could not feed for all generations, which made reproduction nearly impossible. The straw…