Sunday, November 15, 2015

Proportions at Play - Painting with tape

 The high school art students at our school created silhouettes as an art project.  They installed them after school on a Friday night creating a transformation for our open house the next day.  I was invited to participate, and created "Jumping Math Man" for lack of a better name.. maybe Mathuvian Man.  I used a reference photo, grabbed the tape, and "painted", thinking about proportions, angles, and dropped mental vertical lines for scale and spacing.  It was so much fun!!!  We used two widths of painters tape, so that it will come off with little impact to the school's walls.  Making art is like solving math problems... lots of thinking, chances to be creative, and to connect ideas from different corners of your brain.  This is the stuff that gets me jazzed up!