Art and the Good Life
The piece that I chose to represent the Good Life was a vase done by Magdalene Odundo a Kenyian that studied art in the Untied Kingdom. The piece it self was done using traditional African techniques, which means that it was done without a spinning wheel or other sculpting tools. Making the piece was very difficult since she had to only use her hands to make sturdy vase that was also smooth, clean, and proportional. I pick this piece to represent the Good life since it reflects the hard work an individual puts into a work and the importance of honoring where we came from. Odundo did not have to use traditional methods to make the vase put doing so she was able to gain a better understanding of what her people go through in making these vases. The vase also shows how something as simple as a vase can represent the struggles and culture of the people that make them.