Diversity is Power



I knew at the beginning when we were viewing examples that I would be creating a spiral design for the altered book sculpture project. I was not exactly sure how I would be creating the spiral but it came together after realizing that I wanted to include the message of the importance of diversity. I cut two identical books into thirds to get my materials ready for assembly and molded the stacked book parts into a spiral. I used chalk pastels to make each book represent a different skin color. Inspired by the proverb “knowledge is power”, I intended the portrayal of books with diverse skin tones to show that knowledge of diversity is power. What I would change in creating this project again…

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