Saturday, November 12, 2011

Louise Nevelson Recycling Day Project

In classic Trintiy fashion, all the students in our school have been working on a collaborative project to celebrate National Recycling Day on November 15th. Mrs. Pursley, resident Green Team advisor, and Ms. Rankey, art teacher extraordinaire, put their minds together and came up with the idea to use objects from our recycling bins to create a large piece of art work in the style of Louise Nevelson. She was an American sculptor known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures. 

Over the past week cardboard boxes, egg cartons, soda cans, and spaghetti sauce bottles have been migrating into our classroom awaiting their magical transformation. On Thursday the students divided into teams with the NC Region Project groups to create a "box" representing their region. See their great work below! Ms. Rankey is assembling the collective boxes from classrooms around the school and will paint them one color, just as our mentor artist did with her work. The grand reveal will be on National Recycling Day.  Ask your 4th grader about Louise Nevelson and their collaborative work on this project!

From Trash to Treasure

The Coastal Region: The Wright Brothers' First Flight

The Mountain Region: Majestic Mountains and Clouds

The Piedmont Region: Eagle from the Carolina Raptor Center