Friday, April 23, 2010

Building Bonanza Begins at Girl Power

So, last year it was dominoes, the year before it was sugar cubes; this year we're using found objects (i.e. garbage - with a few popsicle sticks thrown in) to build our projects. Here is what the building frenzy looked like at Girl Power this Thursday.

Projection Drawings Become Paintings at Mater Academy

These works are really taking shape!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Land Artists in Action

Here's how it's done!

Land Art in Liberty City

After watching documentaries about Andy Goldsworthy and Ana Mendieta, students at Girl Power are transforming a forgotten urban rock garden in the parking lot at GP into an amazing Land Art installation using natural materials found in the surrounding landscape.

George Sanchez-Calderon at the de la Cruz Collection

Students posing on Miami Based Artist-George Sanchez-Calderon (Plinth/Monut) at the de la Cruz Collection

Sunday, April 18, 2010

highlights from our field trip

We had an amazing time visiting the De La Cruz Collection in Miami's Design District. On the way home, we stopped to look at the Wynwood Walls.

Friday, April 9, 2010

land art and frottage from nature

This video is about Andy Goldsworthy, an environmentalist and "land artist". We have been looking at work by different land artists in preparation for a very special piece of Land Art that we are going to create as a group in a corner of the parking lot at Girl Power.

Here are some other images of land art by Cameron Hockenson, who I met while I was in residency in Spain.

We will also be working with a technique called "frottage" in which work is created by rubbing against a texture - this could be the texture of a tree bark, a rock, or the side of a building. You could even do it with something as small as a coin. Below is a video of artist Charla Puryear whose work is made using this technique.