Tolerance and Understanding In Our World.
“Understanding” A Language Of Flowers and Gravity;
through dialogue, process and collaboration
by Sinisa Kukec
Our fifth and final Workshop KIDSART 2011 has passed and it was a great way to end our adventure of Understanding in our world... We at KIDSART would like to thank all of the parents and of course all the wonderful children!!! This was an awesome summer! And special thanks to artist and perpetual student Sinisa Kukec for opening up his doors to hold the final camp! A job well done!
Luka making an attempt to understand one of many art works by Sinisa Kukec.
Chloe waiting patiently for the camp to begin, she lounges on a piece of furniture soon to be a sculpture.
Artist and perpetual student Sinisa Kukec, talks to Galt and a few others about his work in the studio.
Sharing dialogue on "Understanding" before the process!
Galt, Luka, Juliet, Kamilla, Skye, beging the process.
Lara and Chloe mark making with large pieces of graphite!
Rose and Daisy working together.
The Fun Begins!
As Kukec wrote in his workshop synopsis! One Consciousness has effect over another Consciousness... and vis versa... Well we would like to say that this certainly took place during each camp, every Saturday morning every studio became very much like field of flowers... constantly dealing with the force, cause and effect of gravity... and each other. We are all unique flowers and our pollen (ideas, beliefs, truths, etc. etc.) effected us all... and so... “Understanding” a language of flowers and gravity was a great success! Kukec goes on to say, every workshop became a metaphor to better understand “Understanding”... it was not a easy task... truly a life time endeavor.
Luka with a fair amount of graphite on his hands!
Leandra, Galt, Luka and Trenard, getting messy with the process! More water please!
Lara, Chloe, Leandra and Juliet beging the the process of cutting out the flowers! Scissors Please!
Executive Director Alexandra Rangel, along with Lara, Chloe, Leandra, and Juliet working together!
Every Saturday morning, every studio became very much like field of flowers...
Latron our young videographer capturing the magical landscape as it begins to reveal itself.
Galt taking charge... every one grab the glue!!! Lets go!!!
Kukec briefly explains the cause and effect of gravity painting with epoxy.
The gravity painting begins! The kids did a great job!
Through out the camps the use of dialogue, process... and collaboration. The children made art works alone and together... creating a magical landscape... The art work will be displayed at the KIDSART 2011 SUMMER CAMP exhibition at Legal Art this coming September 8th! Hope to see all of you there!!! One last thing ... please remember that even though our adventure together has come to an end... this is an ongoing experience for all of us... an homage to the life long lesson of “Understanding”.
Latron, Kukec, and Azziji watch gravity do it's magic!
KIDSART 2011 LOVES YOU!
Executive Director Alexandra Rangel, hands out gifts from the children of the Croatian Camps!
And this one is for you Kamilla!
Latron, Trenard, hold up their gifts... wallets with the Croatian colors and flag. Nice! Thank you Kids of Suncokret - Centre for Community Development.
KIDSART 2011 LOVES YOU!
Thank you Catered Bliss!!! Thank you Patsy!!! For your most generous donation!!! We all enjoyed the feast you made for us!!! Thank you so kindly.
Thank you Tommy Nolan of Utrecht Art Supplies... your advice and assistance is priceless! Please buy your Art Supplies from Tom! http://www.utrechtart.com/
All photos by Benjamin Thacker, Thank you! Great Job!
Thanks to all of our wonderful assistance! None of this is possible with out you!
Please check our blog www.artoconecto.org. Your support for this project is tremendously appreciated. Please visit the link below, of our collaborators in Croatia; Suncokret - Centre for Community Development.
Thank you in advance to LEGAL ART for hosting our exhibition this coming September 8th 2011, please check out their web site; http://www.legalartmiami.org/
HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE OPENING
and... ALL AGAIN NEXT YEAR!!!
KIDSART 2011 Project Manager