"Fill In The Blank" is a print from my series, Ode to Charlotte Danielson. I collected research, experiences, and materials associated with my role as an educator in the public educational system, which are transformed to create a larger conversation about the engagement and disengagement of the students. The collages are layered with used and torn materials of an educator (rubrics, assessments, plans, standardized testing, charts, etc.), while the figures painted on the surface create a face for the often detached and standardized world of data that is so often at the center of important decision-making in schools. As the intricacies of their body language, behaviors, and expressions play back in my mind, I am inspired to create Ode to Charlotte Danielson to transform and reflect on the experiences.
"Fill In The Blank" focuses on body communication in the classroom. As an educator, I must pay attention to whether my students are engaged in the process or drawing a blank. "Fill In The Blank" is a Silk Screen Print done on Scantron paper, a paper used for standardized testing. The print is 11 x 12 inches. This is not a standard print size so it will need a custom mat for a frame.