Friday, March 06, 2015


"Eagle" by Troy's Work Table. Paper collage.


More paper art in the style of the Northwest Coast people. More exploration of these shapes—ovoids, U-forms, circles, crescents, S-forms, and wedges/trigons. More exploration of these four colors—black, white, red, blue (or blue-green). More learning the rules and then deciding when to bend or break them.

The third and fourth graders I'm working with are struggling a bit. Some are soaring as we each figure out how to depict eagle. Some are plummeting as they try to overcome obstacles—face or full body, frontal or profile, symmetrical or asymmetrical. But they all ultimately produce an eagle, each one a representation of who they are and how eagle speaks to them.

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