Art and Nature

The Art students focused on details of flowers.  They took photos of flowers, and then used their cameras to zoom on any details which interested them.   These images were then reproduced as drawings.  These drawings can be viewed in the first slideshow.  The main idea was to use Georgia O'Keeffe's perspective of stopping, looking, observing and creating what is tiny into a beautiful work of art which will make people stop and take time to admire.

This idea was inspired by the following quote, expressed by Georgia O'Keeffe:

Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small. We haven't time - and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time.
If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it no one would see what I see because I would paint it small like the flower is small. So I said to myself - I'll paint what I see - what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it - I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.
...Well, I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower you hung all your own associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see of the flower - and I don't.

 Georgia O'Keeffe

These drawings were then used to create a collage, which would eventually be used to create a large mural at Girls' Secondary School, St. Theresa College.  The following slideshow shows the various collages created.  

Eventually, one of the collages was chosen as basis for the drawing of the wall mural.  Its outline was drawn on the wall as shown in the following slideshow.

Once the outline was ready, the students started colouring the wall mural.  

The final result was an impressive one.  The following video shows the sequence of events that led to the completion of the wall mural.