Vietnamese Landscapes in the Style of Hundertwasser
I wrote earlier about this project but wanted to show the final paintings and sculptures now that the unit was complete. These paintings are the students’ interpretations of the Vietnamese landscape but in the style of Hundertwasser. The students studied his use of symbols to communicate important environmental messages. They were particularly inspired by his use of spirals, lollypop trees and bright colours. Once they completed their paintings they then created a video reflection which they knew would be sent to the Hunderwasser museum in Austria.
Group Sculpture in the Style of Hundertwasser
The students had to choose a location and then a technique for creating their model. The location choices were:
They began by researching Hundertwasser architecture and choosing their top 5 buildings.
Once that was complete it was time to explore all the sculptural choices.
We did this by creating stations the students had small art challenges and had to experiment with model making, plaster, nets, iPads apps, and clay.
Now, they were ready to begin the task. Since it was a group task it was the students’ responsibility to document their progress, participation and reflect on the group challenges. Some students did this through slides, docs, photos or time lapse. The visual documentations made the final reflections VERY interesting. Here are the final results.
THREE AWESOME REFLECTIONS
The last step was to write an artist’s statement and display it with the final model.
I am sure Hunderwasser would be very proud of these awesome students but since he unfortunately isn’t around to ask, it is now time to see what the Hundertwasser museum thinks! If they reply back I’ll share it here. 🙂 Fingers crossed.
WE HEARD BACK!!!!!
WE HEARD BACK FROM VIENNA IN RESPONSE TO OUR HUNDERTWASSER UNIT.
HOW AWESOME IS THAT?
Dear Rebecca Jardin,
Thank you very much for your kind message and the link you have sent to your website.
We are delighted to see the creative output of your Hundertwasser workshop and the wonderful work your students have done.
We are impressed with the free and individual creativity which these works of the students indicate. This means that you and your students fully understood Hundertwasser’s beliefs, that each of us can be creative in his own and individual way. We are extremely happy that the students found their own style and manner and did not copy or imitate Hundertwasser.
We think that the students have fulfilled Hundertwasser’s belief of creative knowledge as he has defined it in one of his texts, which you find attached here.
If you share with us some paintings of the students which we can save in our digital archive, I will appreciate it a lot.
With kindest thanks from Vienna, also to all of your students who participated in this Hundertwasser project,
I remain yours sincerely
Andrea C. Fürst
Die Hundertwasser Gemeinnützige Privatstiftung