Studio Sunday Online: Martha Cole: Cygnus Spiral Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy
CREATE YOUR OWN UNIVERSE
Saskatchewan is known as the “Land of Living Skies”, something that Cole is reminded of every day. In many of her works she deals with the land and the sky, including the clear night sky. “You’re forced to develop your own way to work. It’s less limiting here, the big skies and big places make room for big ideas,” (Linklater, 2005). Make your own interpretation of the universe using household objects.
What you Need:
- Image or sketch of the sky for reference
- Coloured paper, fabric or old t-shirt
- White glue
- Paper or cardboard
- Drawing utensils
What you Do:
- On a clear night go outside and look at the sky.
- If you can, take a photo of the sky or sketch out what you see.
- Use colored paper, fabric or an old t-shirt and cut or rip into smaller pieces
- Arrange pieces into your own interpretation of what the sky/universe looks to you.
- Glue them down on paper or cardboard.
- Embellish your sky with sequins, string, markers, etc.