So, as you might be able to tell from my poster so far, I've gotten a tad carried away with the imagery. The profound words of wisdom will go in the center. (HAHA, that shouldn't take long...)
I was so thrilled about the idea until I started cutting out their heads. And then, well, it felt a little risky. I don't want it to look like I'm poking fun. But a picture really does paint a thousand words, much more here than what I could type into the same space.
bell hooks' clothes are made out of a Life magazine article on the Kings written shortly after ML King was assassinated. She will eventually be holding a microphone and a pen, hopefully large enough to distinguish. They seem to be her preferred creativity tools. Her hat is made of a building at Berea College where she now teaches. Rather regal doncha think? She's standing on a picture of Kentucky, where she was born and now lives again. To the right are covers from her books on education.
Gregory Cajete is standing on a picture of Santa Clara Pueblo where he grew up, and he is holding a drawing he made for one of his books. It's a drawing that would take awhile to explain. Suffice to say it's a representation of a self-actualized human being. And his clothing is made from an article (in the same Life magazine) on the environment.
Let's see -- oh yes, the quotations are what they want to contribute to higher education (mostly in terms of diversity and access) and down near the bottom I'm making a river in light blue -- their feet will be touching the river. And here's my "signature" -- I'm going to be swimming in the river...