Amy Rice likes the idea of a closed system. When she creates her mixed media art, she often uses moments in time or ideas that she wants to preserve, such as the first day she had her dog. What are some moments in your life that you want to put in a jar and remember forever? Are there any physical elements (such as maps or letters) that help you remember these things? How does Rice incorporate different types of media in her artwork? What can be advantageous about using mixed media? What might be a disadvantage?

Using a found material such as an old letter, an old photograph, envelope or stamp, create your own piece of mixed media art.