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46_David_McCracken_diminishandascend_SxSBondi2013_Clyde_YeeDavid McCracken’s 2013 “diminish and ascend” is part of this year’s Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia. McCracken has an interesting project for children going on where he encourages young artists to create artwork based on the sculptures and then send their digital pictures into his website where they are displayed with a photo of the original.

http://www.sculpturebythesea.com/education/inspiredbysculpture

Tama BrownTama Brown, Year 9 student Canning Vale College, WA. Inspired by: Ayad Alqaragholli, habibi, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2013.

Visual Arts/Visual Literacy Resource Idea:

Collect photographs of outdoor sculptures around your city or town and have students create art inspired by the originals. Display side-by-side photos of the original sculptures and the student works and ask students to compare and contrast them. Here are some key terms which students can use to help them get started:

Key words commonly used to express comparison include:

like

similar

as

same

in the same way

too

both

have in common

the same as

similarly

as well as

Key words commonly used to express contrast include:

although

yet

whereas

however

but

while

differ

instead

unlike

contrary to

even though

on the other hand

the reverse

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