Kawao’s work incorporates her whole body. Kawao focuses on the unbroken movement of brush and combining the English language with the Eastern calligraphic tradition. Tomoko’s practise extends into film, installation and performance.
Watch one of her performances below and prompt class discussion about the artist with the questions below.
Questions to Ask Children
What do you like/dislike about Kawao’s work?
How does her work make you feel?
Play some clips of different music genres and invite children to use their arms to create drawings in the air in response to the music.