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Interaction of Colors

Åsa Norberg and Jennie Sundén

Acrylic paint and collage on wool, 2019
From the series Gifts and Occupations

In Interaction of Colours, the artists approach the learning aspects of handwriting and image-making. The work draws on English picture- and handwriting-pedagogue Marion Richardson (1892–1946). Richardson based her pedagogics on the natural hand-movements of children by encouraging the shaping of letters into intricate graphical patterns as a method to teach children how to write. Her teaching was based on thinking in images through something she called word-picturing and mind-picturing. She wanted children to render stories told in images. In contrast to actual trends in digital learning children learnt visualization by bodily action.