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Elizabeth Lukes

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Banksy- There is Always Hope **Social Issues in Art** 😀PART 1 of 2😀

Banksy is a modern and anonymous, England-based street artist and political activist. His most famous mural is “Girl with Balloon.” Banksy’s “Girl with Balloon” became his highest paid work, which sold at auction. During the live auction, Banksy’s work began to self-destruct and shred! Banksy built a shredder into the frame of the work. It is the first live artwork at an auction, and is considered to be more valuable now that it has been shredded. Look at the Keynote of Banksy provided below. Think about the symbolism of the balloon. Is the child letting the balloon go on purpose? Did she give the balloon as a gift to the world? Is there hope that she might catch the balloon? In the midst of everything, like the balloon, we have had to let go of things, to stay safe and properly social distance. Kids are out of school. Restaurants are closed. People are home. Yet despite all of it, we still have hope. Banksy writes on his mural, “There is always hope.” What gives you hope? Your family? Doctors and health care workers? Think about something that gives you hope. NOTE: This is a TWO day project. Today you are completing day 1. Directions: 1. Think above the above questions about the symbolism of the balloon, and what gives you hope. 2. Type me a note in Seesaw about your response to what gives you hope. 3. In your note, describe what you could draw for a mural about hope. **** Note...you are NOT drawing today. You are reflecting and planning. You will be drawing and editing a template next time. I just want your pre-planning today, so you are ready to go next week! I am still attaching the template below, so you can see where your mural is going to go. Please do NOT submit drawings this week. I’m looking for a typed response.

5th Grade, 4th Grade, 6th Grade, Art
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