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rebecca kreisler (Beccaann)
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 6:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The man sitting next to me offers me his head when he is done with it. I accept.
What's going on?
Michael Smith (Endeffect)
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 7:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you the scientist who performed an experiment on a head recently cut off by the Guillotine o see if the head still retains consciousness?
rebecca kreisler (Beccaann)
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 7:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Michael Smith (Endeffect) on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 07:14 pm:


Are you the scientist who performed an experiment on a head recently cut off by the Guillotine o see if the head still retains consciousness? no
Michael Smith (Endeffect)
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 7:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was worth a shot.

Are we referring to the man's physical head on his shoulders?

Will his head be removed at any time?

Are we referring to a figurative head? (Head on a mug of beer?)

Do YOU have a head of your own?
Koala (Koala)
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 7:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Beccaann,

Please remember to include your name in the puzzle title.

Thanks in advance (Admin)
rebecca kreisler (Beccaann)
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 7:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was worth a shot.

Are we referring to the man's physical head on his shoulders? no

Will his head be removed at any time? no

Are we referring to a figurative head? (Head on a mug of beer?) no

Do YOU have a head of your own? yes
David Worrell (Daveworrell)
Posted on Saturday, July 01, 2006 - 1:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you a student?

Is a head of some sort being studied or dissected?

Is this a human head?

A non-human animal's head?

Is this the head of a once living being? (I know I'm asking these in reverse order.)

Or is this a representation of a head?
Christiane Scharf (0815)
Posted on Saturday, July 01, 2006 - 5:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you a hair stylist?
rebecca kreisler (Beccaann)
Posted on Saturday, July 01, 2006 - 6:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you a student? yes

Is a head of some sort being studied or dissected? no

Is this a human head? yope

A non-human animal's head? no

Is this the head of a once living being? (I know I'm asking these in reverse order.) no

Or is this a representation of a head? yes
rebecca kreisler (Beccaann)
Posted on Saturday, July 01, 2006 - 6:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you a hair stylist? no
Christiane Scharf (0815)
Posted on Monday, July 03, 2006 - 1:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you study art?
rebecca kreisler (Beccaann)
Posted on Monday, July 03, 2006 - 1:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you study art? yes
Clycking (Clycking)
Posted on Friday, July 07, 2006 - 5:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it the statue of a head? That you are supposed to examine? That you are supposed to reproduce in some form (e.g. painting, sculpting)?
rebecca kreisler (Beccaann)
Posted on Friday, July 07, 2006 - 7:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it the statue of a head? yope
That you are supposed to examine? no
That you are supposed to reproduce in some form (e.g. painting, sculpting)? no
Robin Smith (Robin_smith)
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 12:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it part of a manakin?
Rebecca Kreisler (Beccaann)
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 1:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it part of a manakin? no
Christiane Scharf (0815)
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 1:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you do anything to the head? paint it? form it? add anything to it?

Is the head 2D? 3D? a drawing? painting? etching? on paper? canvas? wood? Is the head made of plaster? clay? stone? wood?
Rebecca Kreisler (Beccaann)
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 2:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you do anything to the head? paint it? form it? this! add anything to it? and this!

Is the head 2D? no 3D? yes a drawing? painting? etching? on paper? canvas? wood? none of these Is the head made of plaster? no clay? yes! stone? no wood? no

You've pretty much got it! Want to sum it all up?
Christiane Scharf (0815)
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 3:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The man sitting next to you gave you his unfinished or not really perfect clay model of a human head, supposedly for an art class. Correct so far?
Do you improve the modelling? Do you add more clay? other materials? Do you add missing parts (e.g. he gave you the head, but so far without ears or eyeballs, and you then add these)? Do you add anything not normally found on a human head (pointy ears, wrinkles on the forehead?)?
Rebecca Kreisler (Beccaann)
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 3:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The man sitting next to you gave you his unfinished or not really perfect clay model of a human head, supposedly for an art class. Correct so far? yes
Do you improve the modelling? yope Do you add more clay? yes other materials? noDo you add missing parts (e.g. he gave you the head, but so far without ears or eyeballs, and you then add these)? no, but very possible Do you add anything not normally found on a human head (pointy ears, wrinkles on the forehead?)? yes, but these details are not necessary, only that I altered it somehow...you've just got to tell me WHY
Christiane Scharf (0815)
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 3:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it the head of some specific person? Did you want to improve the resemblance? Did you improve the looks of the head of an ugly person by doing "cosmetic surgery"? Did you intentionally make the head more ugly? Was the head the 3D analogon of a caricature?
Did you want to help your neighbour in getting a better grade?
Rebecca Kreisler (Beccaann)
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 3:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it the head of some specific person? Did you want to improve the resemblance? Did you improve the looks of the head of an ugly person by doing "cosmetic surgery"? Did you intentionally make the head more ugly? Was the head the 3D analogon of a caricature?
Did you want to help your neighbour in getting a better grade? no to all
Christiane Scharf (0815)
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 3:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the head unfinished when he offers it to you?
Do you simply perform the next step of work?
Did you only work on this head? Were there other heads? Is the head a co-work of the whole class or a group of students? Does everybody do what he can do best? Let's say student A is good at noses, so he does the nose, student B is the expert for ears so she does the ears... and so on?
Rebecca Kreisler (Beccaann)
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 4:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the head unfinished when he offers it to you? yes
Do you simply perform the next step of work? YES
Did you only work on this head? no Were there other heads? YES Is the head a co-work of the whole class or a group of students? YES!! Does everybody do what he can do best? noLet's say student A is good at noses, so he does the nose, student B is the expert for ears so she does the ears... and so on? not this, but you are close enough for a...

************SPOILER**********************

This is a common art-school project (at least in the schools I've attended) Everyone begins working on an art piece, in this case, ceramic heads. At any point when someone gets stuck, or feels they have made sufficient progress, or in some cases, after a given amount of time, the heads are passed to another student, who continues to work on that piece--they can continue in the same direction or ater it dramatically, until they feel ready to pass it on again. When a student feels that their work has brought a head to an ending point, it is placed aside as finished (or in this case, to be fired in the kiln). The process results in a completed art piece per each student in the class, all of which have had multiple creative influences, in many cases resulting in finished prodcucts that would have been unlikely with only one person's input. (The head in question, for instance, ended up as a tap-dancing, spider-legged jack-o-lantern!!)
Thanks to everyone who contributed--please join in my other two puzzles on the board, and I will likely post another soon!!

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