Dominic Harris has been visiting schools to engage the students in creating digital butterfly artworks. Following a presentation about his research and design processes with the students, Harris sought the children’s artistic skills in collaborating to create new artworks.
Sharing that he’d made an exciting new discovery - using advanced technology, he could replicate hand-drawn illustrations into a digital medium - Harris tasked the students with creating their own unique butterfly species which would then become part of his new artwork series, Metamorphosis: Unicus.
Creative juices flowed as the children set to work producing an immense variety of designs. The resultant butterfly illustrations clearly reflected the discussions in Art Week about colour, theme and technique, as designs were notably infused with passion and vibrancy.
Harris believes it is important that children be introduced to the concept of merging concepts, art and computer code, and thereby forming a great understanding of the infinite possibilities and routes of creativity that children might take in their futures.