Inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy and other earth artists, our Painted Turtles Art Club spent our afternoon using natural materials to make works of art. Some of them lasted only moments before the wind swept them away; others have remnants still in the forest today.
There is such a simple, yet stunning, beauty in this art: arranging stones, sticks, leaves into patterns, circles, lines. Using the natural colours and tones of the earth. Here is some of Andy's work that inspired us:
We collected raw materials on a hike, then spent time in one section of the forest that became our gallery space. Here are some creatures we saw along the way:
And here we are, playing and creating forest earth art. There is so much simple beauty in nature!
Hammers, Huge Swings, and the Freedom to Play