Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Poetry of... Tin Foil?

(Art by Sadie, a Lincoln student)

For the current Hands on Art project, students are making "iron" sculptures--from tin foil and wire. Well you didn't think we'd have them doing welding, did you? A coat of black paint is surprisingly effective at creating the illusion of ironwork. The project (developed and presented by Carrie Powers) is inspired by the work of Julio Gonzalez (1876-1942), an artist from Barcelona who spent his adult life in France.

Three-dimensional projects always present a display challenge. Here's how the Lincoln chairs solved it!(Shoeboxes, craft paper, and a staple gun, if you're curious.)

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