Collaborative Taniko Zentangle Design By Year 11-13 Contemporary Māori Art Class
Our class looked into the zentangle method. This task was a way to reintroduce us back into contemporary Māori art in a relaxing therapeutic way, by creating an art piece with very little boundaries or strict themes outside of our own creativity. Zentangles are created with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves and strokes. These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper called "tiles." They are called tiles because you can assemble them into mosaics.
Zentangle art is non-representational and unplanned so you can focus on each stroke and not worry about the result. There is no up or down to Zentangle art. In our zentangle we each created individual Māori design inspired tiles, some left half diagonally blank to create the taniko pattern you see through the middle to connect our individual works into a collaborative design.
By Lily Nijssen Year 12, on behalf of our Contemporary Māori Art class