Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Calder Wire Fish

Fifth grade artists studied famous American Sculptor Alexander Calder (1898-1976). We found he worked in mixed media but his favorite media was metal and wire. During his lifetime, Calder created many circus figures in action and animals because he loved the circus growing up and showed this though his playful wire sculptures. His mobiles and stabiles are now seen worldwide! All fifth grade artists created their own wire fish sculpture based on Calder’s piece titled “Finny Fish”. They looked great hanging in the hallway! I wish I would have snapped a picture!

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