This beautifully executed work work is by Frank Makin. He is in year 7 at the Portland Reengagement Centre, Portland, Victoria. He did a pretty amazing jump in order for someone to get the photo of the pose he wanted. He is a naturally gifted painter and i really enjoyed watching him work. He was very focused. To me it looks like he is free-falling in space, from a great height.
Two young artists worked on this paste up. One was Jared Bourke and the other talent was Brandon Higgins. Both are from The Reengagement Centre Portland, Victoria. They worked in a team, projecting and painting. And the results suggest they enjoyed the process. Its a pretty amazing work which captures the freedom of jumping.
This life size work was executed by Maddox Windmer and Corey Prederch. They did some excellent freeform drawing to get the arms in the right position. Well done Maddox and Corey. Knees are in landing position.
Soon it will be time to pop these images on a wall. So watch out Portland for some wild, sky diving, free-falling images made by a group of guys between 12-14 years old. Coming to a wall near you.
The students at the Reengagement Center were inspired by these works. One from outside the gallery Utopian Slumps in Melbourne and the other image came from the net. Sadly I have lost the link. Big thanks to these artists whoever and where ever you are.
Thanks to the Teachers Chris Thomas and Kara Young for their enthusiasm and support over the last few weeks and to Vicki for her assistance as well.
Cheers Cat Bailey