Monday, January 30, 2012
Building the Watts Towers
The past few weeks the BUGS artists have been focusing on different reasons artists create. After reading the story of Simon Rodia, a tile worker who built the Watts Towers in Los Angeles, students designed a plan and then created their own structures and towers using a range of materials and their fantastic imaginations. The actual Watts towers are enormous mosaic sculptures which the artist spent a large portion of his life building because he "had it in his mind to do something big,". The BUGS towers include fountains, clay arches, seashells and windmills.