The American Folk Art Museum provided the inspiration for this artwork. By looking at and discussing
Family Record for Andrew Bickford and Olive Clark we were able to understand that family histories were often created by hand in a variety of mediums such as embroidery or watercolor.
I wanted to incorporate a festive holiday feel along with a family record so I decided to combine the two. I'm so pleased with how thoughtfully each student worked on their piece. I believe they really understood the personal significance attached to their work. Thus far, these are the only two finished but they are so dear I wanted to share them now.
Process after looking and talking about the artwork above:
- printed the tree with toilet paper rolls and added lights by finger painting
- on a separate sheet of paper, drew small portraits to go in the circles/ornaments
- cut and glued them inside of circles
- drew a background representative of their life