Performing Stories: Explore the possibilities of narrative pedagogy to engage, lead and transform the classroom experience
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016
8:00 – 4:00, Schaeffer Auditorium
The 78" Annual Kutztown University Art Education Conference
Coming from the University of Virginia Charlottsville, Megan creates "The Big Heads"
Looking like large puppet heads, it was “anima”, the root of “animation”, that led me to the making of the big heads, (or “capgrossos”, as they are called in Catalonia.) Anima is the soul or what breathes life into a being. But to bring attention to what is invisible, (the soul), I chose to mold its opposite in solid form: the persona, the mask, the ego, the big head. A series of multi-ethnic big head self-portraits titled “Everyman” allowed me the opportunity to explore the outer shell of our world’s personas, noting that if it were possible to wear each other’s skin, (or big head), the eyes of our souls would still be peering out from within.