Forty trees for a fabulous three dimensional forest.
We began the year researching the golden ratio in nature and art composition, and followed this investigation with individual representations of trees composed of spiral shapes. We were also inspired by Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt’s, Tree of Life.
Each first year pupil was tasked with creating four trees of a similar shape. They were encouraged to change the colour, the branch spirals, and to connect the trees to the four seasons.
The trees were adorned with gold glitter to make our forest of life shine, in the symbolic style of Klimt.
Lastly the four trees were glued to two pieces of construction board and trimmed to size. We made slots in the top and bottom of the trees, and fitted them together to complete a free-standing tree.
Once the trees were grouped together we could enjoy our eclectic forest of life!