Lollipop Trees

This term we have created ‘lollipop’ trees in the style of Friedrich Hundertwasser.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser was born 90 years ago, in 1928 and died in the year 2000 when he was 71. Amongst other things, Hundertwasser was a painter, architect and sculptor.

Hundertwasser noticed that there are no straight lines in nature and many of his paintings depicted spirals which he saw everywhere. Hundertwasser often depicted trees like lollipops.

To create our pictures, we painted two pieces of paper in different colours. One was painted in shades of purple, blue and green and the other in orange yellow and red. We then scratched different patterns onto the paper while the paint was still wet.

Once the paintings had dried, we cut out circles of different sizes and stuck them onto our blue background to create the ‘lollipop’ trees. We used the left over pieces to create the trunks.