Monday, June 16, 2014

Wild Flowers - A New Mural in Yantai, China

I recently worked on a collaborative mural at Yew Wah International School in Yantai, China.  Joining forces with Year 3, 4, & 5 students, we created a stylized garden of wild flowers (hehe, get it?)  I enlisted the students to paint their own fantastical flowers on paper, while I painted my design of strange and kooky flower stems directly on the wall.  Using a wheatpaste technique (or in this case, a mixture of PVA glue and water), the students had a blast gluing their paper flowers over top of my painted flower stems.  Our finished collaboration definitely adds a bright shot of color to the grey school walls!

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The wall in progress - I actually think it looks quite cool in plain white!
Wall detail.
The finished wall.
Flower power! 
View of the finished wall from a higher floor.

1 comment:

  1. I really like this idea. It adds a pop of color to the school.