Last June I volunteered to guide a group of grades primary-3 students (ages 5-9) in a collaborative art project. Here each student created a 3-D butterfly in colours which spoke to them. When brought together like this, the piece reflects their joy of learning and their part within their community. The piece continues to be displayed outside of the school office, and what fun it is to see the children continue to stop by and seek out their own part – their individual butterfly. I love how this collaborative piece comes together to be greater than the sum of its parts.
Considering art, collections and vibrancy ….. I can’t help but think of the fabulous realist Mary Pratt. Her vibrant reflection of daily life is uplifting and …..humbling.. This was part of a retrospective presented at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. If you’d like to see more about that show, you can do that here.
WPC – vibrant