As we progress through the Brown Room year, we continue to introduce and expand on many of the basic languages in partnership with a variety of materials. The language of wire has back in action this week!
As Will said, "I'm making a wire collage," and as George remarked, "It's kind of like sewing," expresses the(ir) connection between distinct languages and the application of materials.
The three dimensional work of the wire sculptures also invites the mind to think in new ways and imagine different possibilities, even properties, of a material such as an apple tree or making sounds like a jingle.
"It's kind of like sewing." -George
"I'm making an apple maker. ... These are the apples." -Henri (Then other ideas of what to make, including a bird, were suggested) I'm going to make a bird house for the apple maker." -Henri
Pierce played and explored with different bases and complimentary materials before satisfyingly settling on his finished work.
"I can't do that actually." -Caroline
But accepting support and persevering, she did do it.
"I choose this base." -Gracie
"I can roll it around my finger. ... You put beads on...twist it around." -Gracie
"It's (wire) too small for me. I need a bigger one like this (wire)." -Gracie
"A bridge by bridge. (Then, the idea changes.) ... I'm making apple tree." -Cully
"Are you making apple tree too?" -Cully (to Gracie)
"I got apples on my tree too. So many colors on the apple tree. ... One more idea. One more wire to make another apple tree." -Gracie
"I'm making a bracelet." -Adaline
"I need more of this wire." -Eliza
Wire Sculpture Gallery
"That's the Grinch. He walks through the snow. ... It makes sounds when I put the beads on; it makes noise - jingle, jingle, jingle. It makes Christmas sounds." -Lillian
"I want to make another one. ... It's a wire collage." -Will
"It's my favorite. Cuz I love it turning around." -Lou Lou
"It's a musical box. It makes music." -Henri
"I like that it has a lot of beads." -George
"I just poked it." - Caroline
"It's an apple tree. ... And there are also oranges on the tree." -Cully
(to be continued tomorrow) Eliza
"It lays flat." -Adaline
"There's an apple on a tree, and one more idea. I need one wire and put something on it, I need two more apples on it. ... I'm not finished with it." -Gracie (to be continued tomorrow)