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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Robert Lobe Inspired Aluminum Foil Tree Sculptures



I introduced my 4th grade students to contemporary artist, Robert Lobe this year.
He is an American Post-Minimalist sculptor who is best known for his cast metal, repousse trees. 
His work is very large scale. Since we have our art class in a trailer, 
we worked in a much smaller format!

Instead of trying to wrap real trees or branches with metal, we made small pipe cleaner trees
and wrapped them with aluminum foil. 




When the trees were finished, we stapled them to some black paper.
The designs were simple but quite striking. 
It was a simple, quick, and mess free art lesson. 



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Warmly,
 Pink and Green Mama, MaryLea

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1 comment:

Emma @ P is for Preschooler said...

This is a great idea, even for younger kids. I imagine even preschoolers would have fun wrapping the pipe cleaners with the foil, even if they didn't understand about the artist the work was inspired by!

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