Weekly Art Project Week 1

Andy Goldsworthy Mandalas

Every week, we are going to have a whole school art project so we can all enjoy some creativity during the time we are learning from home. This week, I would love to see if you can make a nature mandala!

Andy Goldsworthy is a British artist who produces natural sculptures and environmental and land art. He was born in Cheshire and has won many awards for his impressive sculptures. Andy Goldsworthy produces artwork using natural materials (such as flowers, mud, ice, leaves, twigs, pebbles, boulders, snow, thorns, bark, grass and pine cones) Much of his work is made outside and is meant to be temporary. He photographs the artwork and then allows it to remain in the natural environment and decay at its own rate. Sometimes, he photographs the same work in different conditions.

Here are some examples of his land art:

 

I would like you to create your own nature mandala using things you find around the outside of your home. Perhaps you might even collect some fallen leaves, pine cones, or stones whilst you are taking your daily exercise.

Here are some examples that might inspire you:

 

And here is mine! I really enjoyed figuring out ways to make the leaves and objects I found make a pattern – I was also very lucky it wasn’t a windy day!

 

Remember to share the photographs of your nature mandalas with your teachers via SeeSaw, so that we can post them onto the school twitter account to share with our school community.

Have fun everyone!

Miss Gattrell x