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Artistically Speaking | Pendulum Art

ART IN MOTION

This week in the art chug (elective) we combined art with physics. By drilling a hole in the bottom of a water bottle and then tying it to a string attached to a dowel, we created a pendulum. We then added some watercolor and observed what happened as each artist pushed, pulled, and tapped the suspended bottle.

 

As so often happens in art, serendipity came into play. Because the paint was still wet as the artist moved their art to the drying rack, each piece developed drips, runs, and puddles, enhancing the complexity of the image.

“As so often happens in art, serendipity came into play.”

-Lisa Lockett, Art Teacher

Because one piece of paper wasn’t large enough to accommodate the range of the pendulum’s swinging, we temporarily taped two pieces together. As a result, each artist created an intricate diptych (two panels that together create a singular art piece). The results are simply beautiful.

 

Though we always prioritize the artistic process over the artistic product, in this case, both are equally as exciting!

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