Art Therapy Lesson-March 2017
Theme: “Growing Where You’re Planted.”
Longfellow Elementary School
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“Grow Where You’re Planted," mixed media diptych
Currently on display through March 2019 at
Rio Wellness, 1003 E. Trent Ave. , Suite 130
A diptych done in an expressionist style using a variety of media and textures. There is an emphasis on the contrast of bleak blue, gray and opaque tones in the background vs. golden, chestnut, peach and verdant tones in the foreground. These establish an interesting interplay between a decrepit forest and a lively, billowing “ human-like” tree which blooms independently in spite of being rooted in debilitating soil. Thus, the theme of this piece focuses on resilience, self-determination and “growing where you’re planted.”