One mantra I repeat in the classroom, "Our art materials are tools not toys; we're careful with our tools and treat them with respect, then they last a very long time."
This artist has taken it one step futher. These materials are not the tools, but they're "the art"!
These crayon sculptures were created by artist Diem Chau.I like the idea of showing pictures of her crayon sculptures to students then asking them if they think that she's showing respect to these "art materials"? (One of those rhetorical questions that I know the kids will answer correctly.)