Janet Lofquist says that with art, you don’t always have to “get it.” People bring their own meaning to it – some are more literal and others more symbolic. What meaning do you bring to her piece Plunge? Is your interpretation more literal or more symbolic?

In the public art installation Plunge, Janet Lofquist used a traditional object, a plumb-bob, in a non-traditional way. Make a list of five everyday objects that you think would make for an interesting sculpture. Pick one and make a rough sketch of how you might include it in a work of art.