I was doing a bit of research online looking for some inspiration for activities linked to contemporary artists. I found some great Andy Goldsworthy activities on Pinterest, using lots of autumn leaves and pebbles.
Also, a lovely play dough homage to The Field by Antony Gormley – one I’m definitely going to re-create with my children as my mum, dad and sister were part of the original sculptors in 1993 for The Field for the British Isles.
The third discovery was Tony Plant and his sand drawings.
I’ve never heard of Tony before and got rather distracted looking at the images and videos of him using the whole beach in coastal coves to produce the most beautiful images. It’s like crop circles that are washed away when the tide comes in. How do you create something so big that you can’t really gauge whilst doing it? The true impact revealed when you get up high and look down on it. The beach is rather redundant during the next few months for us with regards to sunbathing and paddling but we are definitely going to get out our sticks and rakes to have a go at this next time we get to one.
Have you made anything that has been inspired by a contemporary artist, or have you got a great idea pinned on your ‘must do’ list? Please share.