COLOR influences how we feel, how we see, and what we think. Today in Mini-Factory, our group of 3, 4 & 5 year old artists explored the world of COLOR by starting with a favorite book, My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss. Expressions such as “feeling blue,” “white as a ghost,” and “red hot mad” convey how people associate feelings with COLOR.
Anne Lindberg’s piece shift lens provided the perfect example of how artists are inspired by COLOR. By combining various crisscrossed colored thread stretched wall to wall, shift lens creates a blending of colors. Light filtering from windows behind the installation add another layer of nuance which further blends the blues, yellows and greens.
Artists are constantly inspired by the colors around them… and so too are chameleons. Using children’s literature as our entry point, our group didn’t miss a step making the connection with A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni. Chameleons change color to match their surroundings; how many colors can a chameleon be in the kitchen, in the desert, in the rainforest? By looking carefully and observing the many tones of colors, students colored their chameleon to blend into various landscapes, putting into practice our discussion and exploration of COLOR.