Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fatu Feu'u

Every week on Wednesday our cool reliever Miss M comes into our class to teach us art, also whenever she comes we always research on an artist.

This term we have been looking at an artist named Fatu Feu’u his art is a unique type of art. He doesn't just take one piece of art and put it into his work, he thinks of the Samoan legend that goes back 100 and 1000’s of years ago and that's sort of the reason his art is really unique to me. Now back to the artist himself as you already know his name is Fatu Feu’u and he is Samoan. He was born in 1946 in the village of Poutasi Feleali’i on the island of Savaii. He was educated at Apia Samoa College and he emigrated to New Zealand in 1966 in order to study art. Also his Father comes from the village Potasi and his Mother comes from the village Ali’i.

At first we just didn’t go and copy his designs and turn them into our designs we did lots of research, but on a different artist named Phillip Clairmont. He is an artist that takes an ordinary object then makes it look more different in colour and style. We had lots of things we did including drawing, cutting and colouring. We all had to do something, we couldn’t just sit around and do nothing all day long. If you did nothing you would do paper work and you would get your art taken off you.

To me what gave me the most inspiration of Fatu Feu’u was his art. All of his patterns, designs and most of all the way his art can be read if you can understand the art it will sort of explains itself. To me when I was doing my art I felt happy, it was like I was putting all of my strengths onto the canvas. When we were drawing and painting it was cool and heaps and heaps of fun and I really liked the experience of drawing and I would like to do drawing with Mrs M again!

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