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Exploring the cosmos, with a slice of watermelon ๐Ÿ™‚

21 February 2019

Exploring the cosmos, with a slice of watermelon ๐Ÿ™‚

‘Art is magic’
‘Art is explosion’

Two quotes by the Japanese 20th Century sculptor and painter Okamoto Taro. His large sun and moon heads inspired us to develop some drawings based on the heavens and its deep connection to us in the city environment.

Exploring the cosmos, with a slice of watermelon ๐Ÿ™‚

We listened to some poetry about the sun, moon and stars, and thought about the effect of their presence and energy on the earth, people and creatures below to get some ideas for doodling and writing a few words too.

Exploring the cosmos, with a slice of watermelon ๐Ÿ™‚

Exploring the cosmos, with a slice of watermelon ๐Ÿ™‚

As well as prockey water based pens, we used posca paint pens and then art brushes (cartridges are coloured inks) which folk really enjoyed the freedom of – the silky flowing strokes and dry brushy finish worked well on textured paper.

Exploring the cosmos, with a slice of watermelon ๐Ÿ™‚

Exploring the cosmos, with a slice of watermelon ๐Ÿ™‚

Some aliens appeared in the drawings as well, and one participant creatively moved from drawing a black hole explosion to a colourful watermelon explosion.

Exploring the cosmos, with a slice of watermelon ๐Ÿ™‚

Exploring the cosmos, with a slice of watermelon ๐Ÿ™‚

Exploring the cosmos, with a slice of watermelon ๐Ÿ™‚

Exploring the cosmos, with a slice of watermelon ๐Ÿ™‚

Exploring the cosmos, with a slice of watermelon ๐Ÿ™‚

Exploring the cosmos, with a slice of watermelon ๐Ÿ™‚

Exploring the cosmos, with a slice of watermelon ๐Ÿ™‚

Exploring the cosmos, with a slice of watermelon ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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