Friday I FedXed five boxes of chalk to Venezuela. 8,000 pieces of chalk and 10 bags of powered chalk. I had 2 cases of chalk that I unpacked and repacked into ziplock bags with air enclosed. This saved me so much space and weight, it was such a good idea.
The powered chalk is to cover larger areas with lines and shadows so that the children can then draw "inside the lines" (I know, who would of ever said that I would have kids do this). A line drawing really helps when making larger work that's hard or imposible to really see from the ground. It's the larger structure and story for holding in all the individuals creative energy that is hard or impossible to see from an airplane or satellite!
We do have Geoeye Satellite Imagery on board to photograph this work (weather pending) and future work for our Global Storybook Project that this Venezuela birthing the first chapter.
I am now completing my sketches for two drawings. One will be with 1,300 children over two days and the other with 100 art students in front of the Museum of Fine Art both in Caracas.
I leave next Monday morning, Nov. 30 and return on Dec. 7th. Here are two places I will be drawing.