Sunday, 28 August 2011

wild garden

Seeds I planted ealier this year have bloomed and add a splash of colour around the playground. It's been really exciting to see that appears as I have forgotten what I planted months ago.

Blue cornflowers are my favourite.

I have grown some really tall 'giant american' sunflowers.
Wild flower bed.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Day of the Dead mask

I've been working on this new 'Day of the Dead'inspired mask.
Looking at paintings from the artist called Sylvia Ji who I found on the interent. I like the realist figures and possing mixed with the design, patterns and colours from mexican folk art. I'm thinking about adding colourful wool, blues and greens as hair and making a headdress to finish off piece. I took this mask head to my playground and the children I work with really like it which was a surprise as I thought it might spook them alittle!