Tim Rollins began the workshop by showing the kids a 1960s film of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Afterwards, the kids realized watercolor renderings of Shakespeare’s magical flower, which they attached on loose pages from the book. Within the book, the flower has the power to make one fall in love with the first living creature seen upon awakening.
“In my intense workshop with More Art, inspired by Shakespeare’s immotal A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the participants created small watercolors that were collage upon a printed page from the play along with one tiny mustard seed, a symbol of creative faith in imagination, and a joyous, hopeful self.”
Tim Rollins was born in Pittsfield, Maine. He studied Fine Arts at the University of Maine and received his BFA from School of Visual Arts, NYC, and his Masters in Art Education from NYU. Rollins is currently based in NY, NY where he launched the Art and Knowledge Workshop, collaborating with a group of students in the Bronx called Kids of Survival (KOS). Their work has been exhibited globally, at institutions including the Smithsonian Art Museum, the Whitney, the ICA Philadelphia, Galleria d’Art Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo and is represented by Lehmann Maupin Gallery, NY.
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream was exhibited at the Bohen Foundation, New York, in 2005.