What can we learn from looking at Molly Lamb Bobak’s Cosmos?

Let’s look

Take your time. Look carefully. Where do your eyes go first? Then where? Take in as many details as you can. Encourage students to ask questions. What visual elements in the artwork prompt the questions asked?

Let’s describe

We know from the title that the flowers are Cosmos, but what can we say about them?  Artist Molly Lamb Bobak used watercolour paint to re-present them.  What effect has the watercolour paint had on the personality of the flowers?

Let’s imagine

If you were to gather up this bunch of Cosmos, where would you put them and why?  Would you keep them? Or give them to someone? Why?