This lovely book written by Joanne Oppenheim and illustrated by Jean and Mou-Sien Tseng
inspired life-sized art, as we posed like trees and got to stretch our limbs as we drew and painted on large paper posted on the wall. Working large, on a vertical surface, makes the act of drawing and painting very much a gross motor (rather than fine motor) activity. The arms move from the shoulder down to the hand, and the entire trunk is engaged for balance as children paint in a standing or squatting position.
Have you seen trees? High trees, wide trees, reaching-to-the-sky trees….