Sylvie and Cedar's discovery led us to a more formal introduction to the language of wire. We began by introducing the wire by color and material. We had: a copper wire; a gold, brass wire; a black, steel wire; and two different sizes of silver, aluminum wire. We intentionally chose to explore the wire without tools or other added materials so that we could investigate the properties of the wire in a pure, minimally influenced manner.
Sylvie and the wire
"I pull it, twist it, and it goes." - Sylvie
From the moment Sylvie approached the wire, she began to gently manipulate it with ease and confidence. She held it gingerly in one hand as she twisted the ends with the other. She crossed the tips, brought them together (to form a circle), twisted the wire around her finger, created a mountain, and more. When asked, "How did you change your wire?", Sylvie responded, "I pull it, twist it, and it goes." She experimented with each of the types of wire, and created many pieces for us to save.