adventure, "Herd of Elephants?" is set in Angola. Like
other countries in Africa, art plays an important role in Angola.
People carve wooden statues to represent important events in
a person's lifetime. These statues, aside from being a beautiful
art form, are rich in symbolism. Carvers pay careful attention
to the concept of symmetry when designing their work. Look at
the figure below and decide where you would draw a line to show
statue of your own that is symmetrical. You may even want to
create this statue from paper mache and paint it to appear as
if it is made of wood.
my design of a statue that is symmetrical.
Angola are famous for their fine basket weaving skills. Pattern
plays an important role in how the baskets are designed. Think
about the game you played during "Herd of Elephants?"
Part 2 that showed the patterns on different snakes. Plan a
pattern of your own. Sketch a basket with your pattern.