The bird that draws sustenance fromknowledge will inherit the world.
Wharekura read the story “Eel Dreaming”, byHelen Taylor and Ben Brown, and used ideasfrom the artwork to produce our own take onour school mission statement.We are learning to blend with paints.Wharekura students used mainly cool colours toproduce the background and the frame. To addvariance, we added yellow to green (next togreen on the colour wheel). This gave the greena lighter tone.
Our artwork consists of the border,background and bird.The border uses the idea from the storythat when objects cross over each other,that part is recoloured.Our main background features acontinuous koru spiralling in a circle. Themain koru is coloured dark blue, and apattern from light blue to dark blueemanates from within the rest of thecontinuous koru.
It proved to be very tricky to continuethe blending once we reached our branchholding the berries.Finishing touches included our bird beingmounted on a clear strip for effect,reaching towards the berries, or as themetaphor states, the knowledge.