As you watch this lovely slide-show, turn off the all-wrong music and…
…imagine yourself painting
walls, floors, textiles, house
with your fingers
Fingerpainting seems like such a intuitive and sensual way to create designs. We never thought of it until we saw photographer Margaret Courtney-Clarke images of the vernacular art and architecture in West Africa:
…[it] is not transportable and therefore not seen in museums around the world….These images portray a unique tradition of Africa, a celebration of an indigenous rural culture in which the women are the artists and the home her canvas.
The idea we love most:
Home is a canvas!
If you’re concerned about the toxicity of some paints, you could wear tight-fitting rubber gloves. For naked-fingered painters, we’re thinking Natural Earth Paints look great and the website provide lots of resources, including instructions for mixing your own pigments.
View more of Courtney-Clarke’s inspiring work here.