Sunday, July 8, 2012

25 Minutes Well Spent

Using Japanese Sumi ink, erasers and paper towels, Minnesota River Valley high school teacher, Gregory Euclide creates artwork on classroom white boards during a 25 minute lunch break. In an effort to show by example what can be accomplished in such a short span of time, he ultimately affected his students in an unexpected way. After casually wiping away his images following completion, his students were dismayed by the impermanence of the original artwork. Mr. Euclide surmised that in our culture, there is a strong emphasis on reproduction making the original less important and much easier to let go of and destroyed when it is not seen firsthand. He then associated the shock of his pictures being erased with the experience of recognizing the impact our actions have on nature and the natural world. 

(click on each image for a larger view) 


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