Jonathan Borofsky painted his selfie, which is also called a self-portrait. A selfie is one way to share who you are and what you like. A message may include words or symbols. In this art activity, you’ll write a message describing who you are and the things you like.
Jonathan Borofsky, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, is known as a printmaker and sculptor. Borofsky documents his dreams and incorporates the words and images in his artwork. The Self-Portrait at 2,707,902 includes symbols which guide the viewer (you and me) to discover meaning in the artwork. What do you discover about Borofsky from his self-portrait? What will you share in the message about you?
List all the things you see in Borofsky’s painting. Can you see connections among them?
What do they suggest to you is on the artist’s mind?
Can you write a message that might come from the artist?
What are three things that you like or are on your mind right now personality.
Materials Needed: Paper and something to write with (pen, pencil, etc.)
On a blank sheet of paper write your name (you are the artist)!
Write a message about the things you like. Your message may include words, sentences, or pictures.
How do these elements come together to say something about you?