In the PYP Unit we touched the topic of sustainability. Our key figure was Marina Strocchi, an Australian painter who uses divisions and patters in her paintings talking about land, harvest, ethnography, the coulours of dry land, red land, of home. I love her works to bits!
So the plan was to get inspired by Marina Strocchi and try to use this in our project of sustainable transportation. The work was clearly lined up:
1. Draw the city transportation just anywhere (students can rotate their paper throughout their work to get the “every direction” effect. Think about how the transportation moves from A to B. Draw the inside, think about machinery.)
2. Draw the ground. Roads, water…
3. Think background. We are in the city. We will use city patterns the way Strocchi uses her land patterns. So trash cans, city lights, mail boxes, birds, dog poo.. anything city like goes.
4. Divide the white in between the road areas. Liminal spaces. Fill them in with your patterns.
5. Trace the pencil with a stick and a black ink and then colour using red, blue and yellow ink.