Today was an amazing start to our school year. 140 students and their art teachers activated the space in front of the upper school for the entire day. We tried new techniques, met new students and had a great time. Why bubbles? Why not?
Galileo Galilei’s famous declaration, “Nature’s great book is written in mathematical symbols”, suggests that the key to unlocking nature’s secrets lies in the underlying science. Quantifying the geometric parameters behind nature’s patterns often provides the critical step in discovering the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of their formation. Intriguingly, it might also serve as the springboard for explaining their aesthetic value.
Similarly, we might be drawn to nature’s patterns because they are a direct manifestation of the natural laws that dictate our lives. In this way, art and science become inevitably intertwined in our appreciation of nature’s forms.
And really, it’s just fun to play and imagine on the first day of a fresh school year.
Here’s our recipe. We used 12 gallons today.
Ms. Kerrigan set up this amazing Pinterest that we have been collaborating through by adding ideas/inspiration for my project as a whole. I used to be super into Pinterest in middle school and have renewed my obsession by scrolling aimlessly through photos of the amazing, site-specific art people create. I love people are using so many beautiful natural shapes and materials. This genre has so much room for creativity and interpretation, I think that is really why I am so attracted to it. Site specific art pushes the boundaries of what constitutes as art and how people are expected to consume it. These powerhouse artists are presenting museum quality art that is complex and so visually entertaining in these completely unexpected spaces and it’s just so awesome. Here are some of my favorite Pinterest finds so far:
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