Wordless Wednesday: Natural Art

KNM-Sara wrapped rock

Sara's "Rock Wrapped With Leaves."

KNM-Lydia's hands

Lydia's hands, pressing water into construction paper.

KNM-Michaela's flower

Michaela's "Flower" pressed onto window so light shows through.

KNM-Elsa's Pink

Elsa's "Pink at the Window"

KNM-Sara Silver

Sara's "Dandelions Floating in Silver Bowl"

KNM-Sonia floral

Sonia's "Floating in Floral Bowl".

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Blogger jams o donnell said...

What wonderful creations. I wish I had a fraction of this creativity. Happy WW!

4:04 PM  
Blogger Snap Catch said...

creatively done ... cool one for WW! mine’s up too hope you can visit… Happy WW!

4:26 PM  
Blogger SandyCarlson said...

It's good to see you art! God bless.

5:05 PM  
Blogger leila marie said...

reminds me of my days as a preschool teacher in Tokyo! Thanks for posting.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! Thanks for the great info, very creative! I was browsing through a bunch of green websites and blogs and I came across yours and found it very interesting. There are a bunch of others I like too, like the daily green, ecorazzi and earthlab.com. I especially like EarthLab.com’s carbon calculator (http://www.earthlab.com/signupprofile/). I find it really easy to use (it doesn’t make me feel guilty after I take it). Are there any others you would recommend? Can you drop me a link to your favorites (let me know if they are the same as mine).

3:26 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

So did you get to see Goldsworthy's installation piece in the National Gallery when you were in town?

8:12 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Indeed I did. But that has a bit of sad story around it. My Eldest was so taken with the piece, she tried to touch the stones that are inside the museum (the rest are outside and glassed off. A guard yelled at her, really scaring and embarrassing her, putting her in tears.

I approached the man after and told him I thought he should have handled it differently. He refused to look me in the eye and said my daughter needed to learn to respect the art. Funny, it was so counter to what I know about Goldsworthy's philosophy (hey, if a tree falls on his stone wall, he thinks 'so be it'). Anyway, it gave me pause. We want children to love art, but...

9:03 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I've had museum guards chastise my kids too. Now that I think about it, I'M usually the one they're chastising (I tend to get a little too enthralled for their comfort level. Because, ya know, when you've read and studies and dreamed for years about seeing a particular artist's work, how can you stand across a chasm of 3 verrrrrrrrry long feet and admire it with your hands in your pockets??? The impulse to get up-close-and-personal, and perhaps even gingerly touch a raised brush stroke on canvas is so completely natural. ISN'T art supposed to move us like that?)

I do wonder what the museum guard's training binders say about visitor interactions with the collections. Are they shouting at us because they comprehend the importance of the work? Are they shouting because the binder says to shout at all visitors that come within a 12 inch perimeter of the works? Are they shouting because they assume the general population is a bunch of insensitive cultural slobs? Are they shouting because they just have a sinus headache and want to go home? Oh, to get inside the mind of a museum guard. ;)

Truly, if we all touched all the works of art that attract us, there probably wouldn't be many pristine works in existence. But, please, just one little touch? Pleeeeease?

I'm sorry your art lover got hollered at. It really is more about how the guard handled the chastisement, I know.

And, yeah, the piece itself (being in a museum environment) seems a little counter to Goldsworthy's mentality. But I am glad it is there, because I can enjoy it frequently.

5:40 PM  

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