The rangoli Land Draw Project developed over several weeks. Pupils were introduced to various cultural approaches to pattern making: Aboriginal (Australia), Rangoli (India) and Celtic (Europe).
The workshops led pupils through mathematical and narrative concepts key to each style, and they developed their own designs taking techniques and inspiration from the sessions.
The final work was a 25m outdoor carpet design, made from bio-degradable material such as sand, bark chippings, rice and lentils. Chapel Arts Studio artists David Dixon and Yonat Nitzan-Green guided the building of this work over two days. The construction was documented in still-imagery and timelapse video via a computer-controlled arial camera system
At it’s completion, every child in Portswood Primary school had designed and made their own original contribution to the carpet, as well as a larger number of friends and family.