Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Curious Garden 2011 Art Show


This story is about a red-haired boy named Liam. He lives in a dreary town with no trees, no flowers, nothing but cement and smog. One day Liam happens upon a small plant. It's not much - some sad looking grass and a few flowers on their deathbeds, but Liam decides to nurse them back to health. As they get better, the vegetation begins to spread, and soon other folks begin to follow Liam's lead. After a while the town, once dingy and gray, is transformed. As the garden grows so does the color in the city. Even the sky turns to color again.

We discussed the idea that no matter your age, you can make a positive impact on the environment and on others around you. Due to the environmental discussions that came from this story we chose to do an art project using all recycled materials. The background was created using the cardboard from pizza boxes, the vibrant flowers were made using plastic disposable cups, the sparkling stems and leaves were made re-using newspaper and finally the frame pieces were painted on paper grocery bags. When put all together we were able to produce our own beautiful and
Curious Gardens.

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