Louise made her sculptures from recycled wood scraps such as old pieces of discarded furniture. I thought that it would be interesting and challenging for my students to create a mixed-media paper collage in the style of Louise Nevelson's stacked assemblages. The students were given art historical background information and various images of Nevelsons's sculptures. We had a great discussion about her life and her art and then I went over the criteria for the assignment.
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