Olafur Eliasson Chandelier
In our last project, we learned about Karina Eibatova's mineral paintings and painted tints and shades. I collected all of the strips of paper that our artists' painted tints and shades on and created a large collaborative artwork out of them which can now be seen hanging in our classroom.
We based our chandelier on the installation artist, Olafur Eliasson. Eliasson is one of my FAVORITE artists. I love the way that he uses light and color to change a person's sense of space. I was particularly inspired by his work "Your Rainbow Panorama." This is an installation that is above a museum in Denmark. Viewers can walk through the colored glass-wall path. A video of the experience can be found below.
I assembled the strips of tints and shades by color and created a gradient so that colors move from tints to shades and vice versa. Because there were not an equal amount of each colored strip, some spots of the chandelier are longer than others. I like the asymmetrical-ness of the piece.
Harmony and Consolidated Elementary Art Teacher in Milton, WI. UW-Eau Claire graduate. WAEA President. Apple Teacher.