I was in creative overdrive this week also completing the collaborative SciArt installation I have been working on with the Year 4 children from Wilston SS.
I took all of the children's symbolic (see earlier posts) origami stars and hearts (made using upcycled matte magazine and other coloured papers) we had made together in class and unified them by painting them silver. (Silver was appropriate for the 'magic' we can create by sending out 'ripples of kindness' and also fits with the festive season (in colour and philosophy))!
I then worked my magic with my drill and 1mm bit to punch holes along 2 horizontal pieces of silver-painted dowel and threaded the children's origami along pieces of fishing line to create a transverse wave form (a lovely periodic function for those into trigonometry ... 4 complete wavelengths!).
Our lounge-room floor has never looked better!
I then installed the work, for all the children to appreciate, in the school's science lab where it has pride of place high above the central doors.
Thanks to Wilston SS for their enthusiasm and support with this creative, educational and inspirational endeavour!