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Written and recorded by Toshi Amagasu in July 2016
Hi, my name is Toshi.
Today I’m here to talk about Over and Above (Fox) and the series it belongs to, Over and Above. I like this series by Clarence Holbrook Carter because it is detailed and mysterious. When you see Over and Above, what do you think about?
I wonder about what happened to that poor bird.
Did you know Mr.Carter used real feathers?
I find this pretty funny. Artworks that use more than one material are called mixed media. This means that Mr. Carter didn’t only use paint, but other materials too. Mr. Carter combined pencil, gouache, and feathers in order to create Over and Above (Fox). He made other artworks in his series too, even using real fish bones in one! He wasn’t known for making mixed media works; instead he usually used oil paints.
Do you want to play a small game?
You’ve got to count as many feathers as you can in 10 seconds!
How many did you get? I got 27.There are actually about 40 feathers in total!
Mr. Carter liked to express himself through out-of-this-world art. His artwork is unusual and fun to think about.
I think Mr. Carter liked making paintings that appealed to children and adults alike.
Thanks for listening, and I hope you have a nice rest of the day at the Museum.