In the history of humanity, all forms of art, whether it be poetry and story telling, to painting, sculpture and music, were all first connected to and inspried by nature. Humans have always created in a way to incorporate what they see in the natureal world, or have searched for a way to mimic the beauty of Mother Nature. Much of the art we make has always paid tribute to the natural world we live in. The manmade world and the natural world share so many similarities, and in this activity I wanted the children to consider the connection between the two.
Using tree trunks which had been cut, the children worked with first paint and then oil pastels to create their own geometric images. They were asked to think about the way we see patterns and geometry in nature.