Man vs. Nature

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Man vs. Nature




Learners will explore the fragile relationship between man and nature through the creation of a book sculpture. Learners will use manmade material (discarded library books) to create a nature scene. The struggle for power in terms of man vs. nature will be explored through various works from the CMA. Learners will discuss the power of nature, changing ecosystems, and how man has impacted the planet both positively and negatively.


Kara Luke


-Kenneth Callahan, The Cove: Two Worlds, 1952; CMA 1964.15
-Thomas Lyons Mills, Convex Map, 2001-2006; CMA 2011.6
-Nagakura Kenichi, Snail, 2006; CMA 2007.15.1
-Charles Christian Nahl, Buffalo Hunt, 1865; CMA 1960.10


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Columbia Museum of Art

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15 classes


SC High School Visual Arts Standards:
Standard H1-III The student will explore prospective content in artworks.
Standard H1-VI The student will make connections between the visual arts, other arts disciplines, other content areas, and the world.

Integrated CCSS:
SC High School Biology Standard:
Standard B-6: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships among organisms and the biotic and abiotic components of their environments.


1. The learner will discuss the relationship between man and nature, and point out key elements that have affected our ecosystem and way of life.
2. The learner will view examples of book sculpture as an art form and create his/her own book sculpture that conveys a deep understanding of the fragile relationship between man and nature.


Discarded library books, glue, tape, scissors, cardboard, wire, Xacto knives

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