FSU Art Professors Judy Rushin-Knopf and Carolyn Henne, at the FSU Facility For Arts Research, collaborate with Spelman College professor and students in ongoing CommaBox series. The series, an annual boxed collection of small art objects, or portable, interactive art collections represent an ongoing effort to take an inclusive and interactive approach to experiencing art.
Professor Karen Brakke of Spelman College has been named as a collaborator on the upcoming Baby CommaBox, designed as an interactive artwork to be enjoyed by infants and their families alike. The conceptual uniqueness of the Baby Comma Box lies in the dual role of the objects as developmental toys and sculptural art. Brakke’s disciplinary expertise in infant object manipulation and motor development is integral to the project’s aim of developing age-appropriate manipulanda for infants of different ages.
In addition, Spelman student Morgan Hawkins will participate in the project.
The collaboration was awarded a research grant through Spelman College, which will allow the team access to the Spelman College Innovation Lab.