Pages 154-157 of your Living with Art textbook highlight the work of artists who expand the boundaries of
drawing by through mixed media and cut paper. The following three links will take you to video segments about
the work of contemporary artists Mickalene Thomas, Kara Walker, and Cai Guo-Qiang, all of whom use nontraditional media in the creation of their art.
- Meet the Artist: Mickalene Thomas on Her Materials and Artistic Influences (Smithsonian American Art
- Kara Walker from PBS Art 21 (Season 2), Episode: Stories (Stop after segment on Kara Walker – 12:14)
- Cai Guo-Qiang, Drawing with Gunpowder (The Artist’s Studio – MOCAtv) – (8:43)
After viewing the videos, write a reflection on the art and non-traditional media of Mickalene Thomas, Kara
Walker, and Cai Guo-Qiang.
Consider and Reflect:
What do you these three artists’ work and use of non-traditional media?
What do you think expanding the boundaries of media brings to art?