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Louise Nevelson Cardboard Sculpture

Louise Nevelson Recycled Cardboard Structure// Louise Nevelson, a leading female sculptor of the 20th century. She experimented with early conceptual art using found objects, and experimented with painting and printing before dedicating her lifework to sculpture. Usually created out of wood, her sculptures appear puzzle-like, with multiple intricately cut pieces placed into wall sculptures or independently standing pieces, often 3-D. The sculptures are typically painted in monochromatic colour in order to unify the work.

"When you put things together, things that other people have thrown out, you're really brining them to life-a spirtual life that surpasses the life for which they were originally created." Louise Nevelson

Today we invited the children to paint monochromatic sculptures that we created all from recycled materials. We set out images of her art work, and let the children look at her creations. Next we let the children paint the recycled sculptures with white, black, and gold paint just like Lousie. 

Cardboard and recycled packaging materials are so versatile that they provide a great surface to paint on. Since it comes in so many different sizes, textures, & shapes it allows the children to explore art in a different medium, use their imagination to think of a range of ways to paint materials, & promotes collaboration as the children can work together to paint & talk about what they are creating.


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