|The Great Wave Off Kanagawa image via wikipedia.|
Commonly called simply 'The Great Wave', this print has been entwined in pop culture for nearly 200 years. One only has to google 'great wave hokusai' and you will find yourself bombarded with this famous image reproduced for murals, tattoos, iphone covers and t-shirts. My students were also impressed to learn that 'The Great Wave' was the inspiration for the logo of our beloved Australian surf brand Quiksilver.
Students were asked to create their own interpretation of Hokusai's famous image using any medium of their choosing. I was very surprised, not only by their ability to reproduce what I considered to be quite a complex image but by the clever, witty and adventurous way many students tackled this project, which has definitely been one of the highlights of the teaching year for me.
|Collage using marbled paper|
|The Great Wave - as a diorama.|
|A particularly surreal approach.|
|The Great Wave that sank the Titanic|
|The Great Wave - inspired by Aborginal dot painting|