Why is Dr. Seuss worthy of inspiring our mask? (responding)


Why is Dr. Seuss worthy of inspiring our mask?

Our chosen artist was Dr. Seuss because he was an illustrator and his illustrations appeal to children, and if we made a mask on it they would recognise the characters and know who the mask was made for because many children are familiar with Dr. Seuss’s books and have learnt and been inspired from his books. He should be celebrated in honour of his creativity, and inspiration and how he has influenced many people to be more creative and more imaginative and to inspire them to make art.

Many children still read Dr. Seuss’s books, they are famous and they are fun because of his writing style, the morals/messages behind each story and how he creates his characters; how they look, how they think and how they act. Dr. Seuss’s books help taught people to read and write, we now have apps that teach is how to do that. We shouldn’t have to be completely reliant on computers to do everything for us, so if Dr. Seuss was still alive and if he still wrote books many kids nowadays would be using them as a source of learning how to read and write because their parents would have learnt that way and traditions are usually passed down from generation to generation and we all grow up in our parents footsteps.

Dr. Seuss’s illustrations would still reflect the same type of characters and drawing/style techniques although the moral/message behind his stories and illustrations would change. For example, Dr. Seuss wrote a book in 1961 called the Sneetches and other stories. This story was based on racism and discrimination in a satirical way because he was mocking the people who were discriminating others and were being racist because it was a big issue at that time. If Dr. Seuss’s was working in my setting (time and place) he could have a story mocking ISIS, because that is a current global issue. Lets say the book was about a group of bugs who said they were going to kill another set of bugs, we would have the group of bugs (what type) made into 3D to stick onto the mask to show that were reflecting the new book that Dr. Seuss wrote.  These 3D bugs would be in place of the turtle lips, because this book is a new and improved version of yertle the turtle where the lips are inspired by. This novel and the characters in this novel would influence our mask design because the theme of the book represents Seuss’s personal character and his views on the world and so we would incorporate that into our design to showcase his character (personal style) and the icons used in his books so our mask would showcase the modern stories and more people would recognize it because the book is new and they would have probably seen it or heard about it.


Final Post

I believe my artist is worthy of inspiring my mask because his art is clear and simple with a hid message behind each detail. My artist inspired me mentally and physically making this mask because he gave me so many new ideas and aspects of art and a totally new way of working with new techniques and skills.

My artist SHOULD definitely be celebrated today because I have been a fan of Dr.Seuss since very young and many others too. He is very well known and inspired millions of people in many ways, from art, writing to ideas. I believe he was a very powerful man that knew what he wanted and showed that to the world. The fact that he made kids enjoy and learn through books is something huge and amazing to do that I respect him a lot for. He was strong-minded and knew many art techniques and skills that he expressed through his work deferring on the plot and moral of the story. If today my artist is celebrated that’s because he is enjoyed by many and that will make him even more famous to spread his passion of art and writing.

My artist is relevant today with our world because there are many problem with self expression making war. The way Dr.Seuss did it was very smart and not mean but learn full, it was still a way of expressing him self about what we thought was happing and his opinion about it, but done discreetly without hurting anyone. Today in our society young kids are mostly behind iPads to learn letters, numbers and reading but with the fancy books Dr.Seuss made kids can still enjoy reading real books even in our society of electronics.

If my artist worked in the time in which I do worked and the place I work, my mask would look really different because it would not have the same idea and purpose behind it that it has now and it would look much more modern. It would probably have even more neon colours, but I think the type of writing and characters will stay the same. The one thing that will change hugely is the plot behind the stories since the ideas would be take from our modern world and the problems today in our world.

To conclude I loved working with this artist because I have a huge respect for him and look towards him as a big and creative person that can also help me in my creation in art and the techniques and skills I use for my studio pieces.