Collaborative Art Tools

Today was my last day working on a mural with the kids at Light House Christian School. As I was cleaning up all the tools they used, I became attached to them as objects/artifacts left behind by my little community of makers. These objects bear witness to our collaborative process. After spending more than 8 weeks with the kids, brainstorming, drawing, and painting, I developed a relationship with them. Our tools carried evidence of our experience making art together. I photographed them to keep them as a reminder of our process, which was sometimes fun and sometimes very frustrating, but most important it was an experience that grew and challenged us. Our soon to be finished mural is looking beautiful, and these objects are just as important to me as the finished product.