Glorious Glass

Senior School
6 Mar 20

Year 3 were inspired by the artist Hundertwasser’s love of vibrant colours and nature during their glass workshop on Wednesday. 
Read Mrs Savage’s account of the workshop below:

“The preliminary sketch for the glass composition drew on their prior learning about the artist and his masterpieces – both artistic and architectural. Lots of curved lines; Hundertwasser disliked straight lines. He does, however, like lots of geometric shapes; Hundertwasser loved abstract forms like his lollipop trees. There were lots of bright colours; Hundertwasser embraced life and happiness. He always enticed lots of enjoyment and tactile experiences; Hundertwasser would have approved of Year 3’s choice of medium to create glorious glass landscapes.

Hundertwasser was a multi-talented man, whose use of recycled materials and focus on the environment reinforced his belief in the philosophy of aesthetic, that is the harmony of life, art and nature.  Year 3 captured all of these in their enthusiasm, their confident creativity and their appreciation of natural forms.

In the words of Friedensreich Hundertwasser; ‘When we dream alone it is only a dream, but when we dream together it is the beginning of a new reality.’”