In January we learned about a contemporary female street artist named Kelsey Montague. Montague is famous all over the country for creating large-scale street murals of butterfly wings. The artist is drawn to this idea because any person can place themselves into the middle and instantly be an active part of the art. The wings became a metaphor for what inspires any individual, at which point Montague coined the hashtag #whatliftsyou.
Each student took on the monumental task of painting a feather for each color on the color wheel, and having each feather contain the 4 basic mixtures of a color (tone, tint, shade, hue), for a grand total of 240 feathers!
The result was beautiful and definitely lifted our spirits. The work shown is done buy the entire Art 1 class: Anamica Arpie, Claudia Consiglio, Riley Good, Morgan Hannafin, Rebekah Hannoush, Castine Hardesty, Alexandra Lasch, Sophia Mendrick, Erin O’Malley, Sofia Pantoja, Faith Rainis, Katelyn Regan, Melanie Richter, Piper Rizzo, Margaret Seymour, Gwendolyn Sprague, Emilia Suarez, Anaya Thomas, Schuyler Turley, Bailee VanDenburgh.