Friday, March 8, 2013

Gibbs Farm- land art

Gibbs Farm, Auckland, New Zealand, holds an unusual collection of sculptures by various artists, including renowned natural sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. This huge unusual and interesting sculpture by Neil Dawson sits high on the hills of the Gibbs Farm creating a delicate cartoon-like illusion as if it has blown up there gently and could easily blow off again, yet still being large and strong.

Zander Olsen- Tree line

Zander Olsen has created his site specific series Tree Line by wrapping trees in white and photographing them lined perfectly up to the horizon to create an interesting perception of the environment, almost artificially cutout. I particularly like the ones that use the foreground and background horizon to let the trees blend into the background giving it a look of being either cutout or reversed.
‘This is an ongoing series of constructed photographs rooted in the forest. These works, carried out in Surrey, Hampshire and Wales, involve site specific interventions in the landscape, ‘wrapping’ trees with white material to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint.’
Tree Line

Friday, March 1, 2013

Paint/art Party

What a great idea for a kids party! And a great way to incorporate a rainbow theme too! Some great activity ideas using paint or other crafty things.. Mural, paint easels, blind painting (like pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey to try and colour in the lines), finger painting, sidewalk chalk, butchers paper and crayons on table, decorate cookies etc..
Then food ideas are also endless.. Of course lots of rainbow lollies, ice-creams on sticks called paint brushes, cupcakes, paint palettes, paint tins..

Invite and Delight- paint food ideas

Paint brushes- could just be ice-creams too
Invite and Delight- Feet painting
Invite and Delight: Painting activity- masking tape easels, could be blind folded too
Paint Pallet garden
Paint party
Delight and Invite: Art themed party
Tangled party- Great paint/art food ideas!
Art Party
The Partiologist: Art party
Art Party Ideas
More Art Party Ideas