2011 Shoe Box Pics

A Guide on posting your shoe box

1. Find the image of your shoe box

How to access shoe box images on the school computers:
Images of the shoe boxes are also stored in the Y DRIVE on the AMHS server. You must be signed in with your user name to access this drive.

How to access shoe box images at home:
Click here to view the pictures posted on the web: 2011 Shoe Box Pictures

2. Request to join this wiki
Click on the "join this wiki" link at the top of the page.
Enter your information to join the page.
Note: Please use your full first and last name as your username when you register.

3. Create a page for your shoebox.
Click on the "New Page" link in the menu to the left.
In the new window enter the following information:
In the Page Name box enter the title of your shoebox.
In the Tags box enter your first name, last name, and class section.

4. At the top of the new page type in the title of your shoe box followed by your name
NOTE: Please do not use the same title that someone else has already chosen (see the list of titles in the left column).

4. Post the image of your shoebox on your new page.
Click the “edit” tab on the menu bar at the top of the page.
Click the file button on the editor bar.
An “Images & Files” box will pop up. Click on the upload Files button.
Find the jpeg file of your shoebox in the pop up box.
Double click on the jpeg file of your image.

5. At the bottom of the page cut and paste the text of your literary artist statement.

Title Tips

A title helps support the communication of your work's meaning to your audience and should never take center stage. A title should:
direct the viewer's attention to what your work is communicating
clarify their suppositions
confirm their interpretations
deepen their understanding


Use words that get quickly to the main point of the message that your work is communicating. Titles are especially powerful when they explore the main conflict of your work.

"Murder Your Darlings"
Be wary of the title that you fall in love with at first sight". Take a second look at it in the daylight to be sure that it is as good looking as you really think it is. One way to shed some light on your title is to compare it to other titles. Sometimes you have to kill off a title that you really love so you can get to the one that really works.

What's in a name?
Play with the words in your title. Wrestle with them if you have to.
Dali could have called his famous painting "A Persistence of Memory" instead of "The Persistence of Memory". Using "the" implies a broader societal meaning while "a" communicates a more personal meaning.
Question: Why did Dali not just call it "Persistence of Thoughts"?


  • Design and produce a piece of assemblage art consisting of concrete objects presented within a shoe box that communicates a central idea.
  • Identify a musical soundtrack that helps communicate the central meaning of your work.
  • Write a literary artist statement that uses literary tools to explain how individual objects in the work establish the theme of the work.

Click here to see an example of Mr. Wright's assemblage box and literary artist statement

How to write a literary artist statement