Thursday, January 23, 2014

Rusty Gears and Weathered Paintbrushes

Here's a set of sculptures from the same hotel as the previous post. I love it how the artist took objects most would discard and combine them to make whimsical sculptures. In working with kids, some of their favorite projects have revolved around using recycled, discarded, or even "junk" materials to make their own creations. Giving them more freedom and less direction often resulted in the generation of high degrees of enthusiasm, creativity, and problem solving - and great finished projects. Kids began looking at "junk" in whole other ways after that. Now if only storage of these "precious" potential objects was unlimited....

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