What do you see? I see used, old, kind of dirty, worn-out broom handles. They are stacked tightly together, on the right side broom bristles stick out looking like they have been eaten away over the years. When I look at the broom handles fixed together it reminds me of a music score. The end of the wooden handles are varied in length, it lets me imagine that the wooden dowels could move back and forth creating sounds, that the viewer could conduct a score influenced by the artwork. Or, maybe, the boom handles tell a story, revealing their history.
The sketch prompt is to visualize the boom handles stacked together like the lines on a sheet of writing paper. Sketch the artwork and in the margins write a short story about the history of where the broom handles have been. Were they found in the same location? Did they clean different types of floors?
Time to TALK. The broom handles look tired, but at the same time, they seem to be strong in their old age. They have held up for many years helping with housework, cleaning a garage floor, or sweeping up spills. The next time you pull out your broom in your house, look at the handle, is it wooden like the ones the artist used? Is your broom on the older side, or made of plastic.