This beautiful work of art by Dante Terzigni entitled "Flower Factory" was the inspiration behind our landscape collages with a message. I was first attracted to the image on pinterest, with the lovely brights against the gray values. Second, I appreciated the message of the urban landscape sending beautiful nature forms from their smokestacks instead of smog and pollution. All of these points were in my 4th grade curriculum - showing space using different techniques (value and size changes, overlapping) and expressing personal ideas or social messages through art.First, we created the stacked urban setting using black and gray papers, stenciling the third row on our white papers using negative space. Next, we used colorful papers and collaged symbols of health and beauty coming from our chimneys. I think they did a fabulous job with their craftsmanship as well as their messages.
|stenciling the sky|