I’m in Santa Fe again – a place where worlds, ideas, and art seem to collide in a rainbow of magic ways.
Yesterday was the second of a four-day project in exploring color through glass with 70 students from grades 3-12 at Bullseye’s Resource Center in Santa Fe. The kids are making tiles for a temporary installation in the New Mexico Museum of Art courtyard on the theme of the rainbow.
As we had with the first day’s third and fourth graders, we spent the second morning in the studio with 20 sixth graders from Eldorado Community School and Brazee Street’s Sandy Gross, talking about glass, art, feelings, and fusing up a colorful storm.
Reconnecting with works that we’d lived with and loved when Emerge was in Portland was like a homecoming.
Until I realized that as long as I’d looked at some of these works, I’d never seen them quite the way an 11 year-old does.
“They’re shark jaws…..” Tristan explained with some authority. And then went on to deliver a lecture on shark hunting that could have been its own full-length documentary.
And I’d only seen three yellow frames. Can’t wait for what I’m going to learn today.