Ever since learning about Richard Shilling's book series Land Art for Kids on The Artful Parent blog, I've been looking forward to making some land art. The idea is essentially to make art outside, on the spot, using nature items from the surrounding area. On our winter walk the other day, we stopped off at a tiny public green space around the corner to see what we could do.
Here's what I came up with:
And here is Ninna's final product: Hers actually had many, many elements, but she would put something down, bury it with snow, add another layer, bury it, and so on, creating a sort of mini-archaeological dig.
Bojey's contribution to this activity was to slither around like a snake on the ground licking snow. I suppose I should have taken a photo of her snake trail.
All in all this was really fun, and I'm so excited to do it in the warmer weather when we can pick through things with our fingers to find supplies without freezing our hands.
Shilling has really made some beautiful and amazing stuff. Please read about him and be inspired like I was.