Here is a short film and then afterwards some images with reflections...
Things did not blow around quite as much as I was expecting, but it was not such a windy day and I was in a nice sheltered spot too. But the material need to be weighed down... the attempt att experimenting with the balloon and trying to take photographs was impossible on my own... that thing just wanted to fly!
|a mixture of materials - a white surface made it easier to see... I experimented with different coloured paper too, but for some reason did not take photos.. too busy playing I guess|
|using a mirror to reflect the light... I was wondering whether I could bend a shadow, but I was not able to see that as it got so bright from the reflection...|
|but extra colour shadows appeared|
|found a little rainbow in the middle of it all...|
|the glass beads worked well... of course square ones stack... the round ones I had to hold on their side to make decent colours on the ground|
|I could change the colour of the plastic serviette ring... depending on what colour I ut behind...|
|I was fascinated by the size difference of the same cup depending on which direction it was standing... I would love to ask young children what their theories are about this and why they think that...|
|colour mixing in different ways|
|as I was starting to tidy up I noticed that the shadow on my silver bag was of a total different quality... so I just had to play a little more...|
|details were easier to see on the more smooth surface - now when I placed a bowl inside a bowl I could see it more clearly... The above shows three bowls, not two.|
|then I started playing with the colour paddles... even drawing faces on them with the chalk pen, which was easy to rub off and draw something new on. A short film of that will be posted on my instagram and facebook page later...|
|and I will leave you with a last colour mix...|
David Hawkins - Messing about
you need to actually play in order to understand play.