Monday, January 23, 2012

Food as Art

My 4th graders are getting ready to start a project that involves making food (that looks are realistic as possible) out of clay. We talked about and artist named Kim Burke (her etsy shop, if you're interested, can be found here). She makes amazingly small food miniatures from Polymer Clay.

Here is one of the examples I showed my classes

Layers of Pink Polymer Clay Miniature Cake Earrings

This project got me thinking about what other types of art people might make having to do with food..... And mysteriously this next picture by Christopher Boffoli, found me on the internet this weekend. The title is: Citrus Mower. 

I love how he strategically peeled the orange and paired it with the perfect plastic toy. Do you think he was making a statement about something from life, or just making an interesting piece of work? 

I'm not saying you should play with your food, but I bet you can come up with some neat ideas of your own.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Two in One day!

Okay, Clearly I have been spending a little more time than usual on the internet. But I think it's been worth it. LOOK at what this artist, Guy Larame, has been creating from old books!

He uses tools to carve into them and create really detailed landscapes. You can see more of his work here. What an awesome way to reduce, reuse and recycle.

The Joy of Books


I hope everyone got plenty of rest over the break, this time of year I always feel like we have a ton to do and not enough time to do it in. Classes will be working on either clay or printmaking, weaving and at least one more drawing project for the year. This semester is when some of my most favorite projects happen.

I was online checking my email this morning and came across this fabulous video a couple from Toronto, Canada made using a technique called Stop Animation. It's called "The Joy of Books" I hope it makes you smile like it did me =-)

Here are two great resources for more information on Stop Animation. Link #1 and Link #2 *Parents, Link #2 is going to take you away from my page to a You Tube video, the music is crazy but I have not seen any inappropriate previews for other videos*