exquisite corpse blocks

For a recently completed installation in an undergarment store, I worked, once again, with the wonderful kids at the Starrett Children’s Center. My idea was to create a three dimensional exquisite corpse, with sections of bodies drawn by the kids, mounted onto 30 foamcore blocks I made in my studio. (Foamcore cut into 10″ squares, glue-gunned and pinned.) I then created three simple templates for a head, a torso, and legs. (The kids came up with the idea of adding a cat head too.) I love simple templates like this; they’re great visual prompts

Each child was given a white piece of paper with a lightly traced outline of a head, torso, or legs.

Here are just a few of the drawings they created:

And here is the completed window: