Thursday, 5 December 2013

Week 6 Infante: Values in Body Paint

(from middle left rotating clockwise)
love, peace; love, affection, peace; joy, unity, strength; honesty, love; hoy, love; strength, love, honesty, peace

Our sixth session at Infante and Emma and I left shattered and also HUGELY happy with how well the girls responded to the questions on the project evaluation form - we asked the girls questions about their community at Infante and the canvas-painting project and then asked them to choose from a large selection of values those that are most important to them... looking at their painted arms in the group photo above it's fascinating to see what the repetitions are: love, strength, peace, honesty, joy...

I painted the words the girls had chosen onto their arms, in the colours that they visualised for those particular values (Andrea also painted Melanie as the sun was setting towards the end of our session!), 
then photographed their arms in front of their canvases: 


The other focus of the day was painting into one another's paintings.  Where we had left blank corners on each girl's canvas, the colour of the neighbouring canvases was painted in, linking each canvas to it's neightbours, reflecting how we all affect one another in or communities.  Thinking of the project's theme of community it hugely touched me (to the point I got goose-pimples again!) to read the girls responses to the question 'what title would you give to this project?':
Daniela: united community
Ana Paola: The paintings of our united world
Melany: Art
Karim: Happiness for the whole world
Andrea: The joy and unity of the women
Paola: Peace and love
Emma: Commnity, Unity, Individuality
Kim: The Infante Family

The girls worked further into their paintings between the questions, corner-painting and body-painting. 

Roberta: JOY LOVE


Ana Paola: HONESTY LOVE

Andrea: JOY, STRENGTH, UNITY

Katia: COLABORATION, JOY, SECURITY, UNITY

Melany: LOVE, PEACE, AFFECTION

Paola: HONESTY, PEACE, STRENGTH, LOVE

Daniela: LOVE, PEACE

Gimena: JOY, WORTH, STRENGTH


Kim: EQUALITY, PEACE, LOVE

Yesterday's was my last full session with the girls - this coming week I will be in Tarija while Emma works with girls to add the finishing touched to their canvases and the following Wednesday we will be hanging and celebrating the girls work with an exhibition in the Infante cafe:

 "An exhibition of paintings made by the girls of Infante, 
come to share and celebrate with us:
16:00 hrs, Wednesday 18th December,
Infante, Avenida Linde, Tiquipaya"

love, peace; 
love, affection, peace;


love, peace; joy, unity, strength; 
honesty, peace, strength, love


A really beautiful heart-warming session - 
thanks you girls!
:-)

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