Interaction of Colors
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.