Robert Indiana
Five
CAN YOU FIND THE SECRET MESSAGE?

With all the activities you've just done, you know that almost anything can be used to make art! Something might be old and ordinary, but by putting it into your artwork, you can make it change into something new and special.

This can happen with words and numbers, too.

Words and numbers are symbols. They are really only lines and shapes. You've learned to read and understand them, and you use them to tell your ideas.

You can change them, too. You can give them new meanings, or you can use them in a special new way.

And you can put them in your art!

Let's look at some artwork that uses words and numbers.

Do you think we'll be able to "read" what it's telling us?