Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I'd never seen an actual lei made with orchids until yesterday. One of the students at the school where I teach brought them in for the teachers on the last day of school. The father brought them back to New Jersey from a trip to Hawaii. Isn't the color exquisite? I had to take a picture since the petals are beginning to drop.
Friday, June 7, 2013
I always enjoy doing paper sculptures with children and watching them fold and twist the paper so that a material that was once 2D becomes 3D. I got the idea for this giraffe when I saw an abstract metal sculpture of a giraffe and thought that I could cut and fold a piece of paper so that it could become a standing paper giraffe.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Each rectangle of art was created by a different child at the school where I teach using a method of printing that uses a gelatin print. The children were all able to make several prints. I selected one from each child and mounted them on this canvas. We had an opening reception for the collaboration last night.