A tessellation of a flat surface is the tiling of a plane using one or more geometric shapes, called tiles. By using tesselations I have created and developed an interactive, art based activity that engages older people and people with dementia.
In the Make and Take tent this year we found out all about a mischievous spider and how she tricked the animals of the jungle into thinking that melons talked!
We also got to find out about how the lady got into the moon all those moons ago in ancient china!
My method of creating this mural was to include the entire school in the process. Each person had the opportunity to draw pictures that were relating to themes in Hogarth's work. I then selected drawings to create the composition for the mural and finally connected the work with a narrative which flows across the top in the shape of a yellow ribbon from beginning to end.
Please see below for some of the original drawings and then the final mural.
Our mural has been inspired by the London artist , William Hogarth and london life in the 18th century.
Together, with the mural artist, Chloe Harbour, we looked at some of the people in William Hogarth's work and talked about what they were doing in some of his pictures. It was interesting and fun to compare the differences and similarities in london life and human behaviour of today to 300 years ago when Hogarth painted his pictures. We found the big wigs with all their expensive jewels very funny and thought about what expensive things we would put in our wigs if big wigs were still fashionable today!
We chose topics and themes from Hogarth pictures. These were: owners and their pets school and learning, dressing up, going out and having fun, food and snacks, people in london, rich and poor and transport in london.
From these themes we then drew our own 2014 Hogarthian pictures of what we all do in London now.
Chloe Harbour - www.artinthecommunity.com