Oklahoma Art Teacher Making Incredible Pieces With Sidewalk Chalk

Monday, April 27th 2020, 11:03 pm
By: Sawyer Buccy

A Green Country art teacher is trying to bring joy to others with chalk.

She is recreating art masterpieces in her driveway each week with chalk and then posting them online.

The last thing you might expect to see when you're taking a mid-day quarantine walk through your neighborhood, are the chalk pieces that art teacher, Aubree Karner is orchestrating in her driveway.

"I thought it would be kind of funny to be walking by and see a famous piece of art," said Karner.

On Saturday, she started creating a chalk version of a self-portrait by Frida Kahlo.

"I should choose things that somehow have to do with quarantine and how we are feeling," said Karner.

She says the necklace of thorns reminded her of a cage and the animals.

"I have been seeing jokes on the internet about people who are having conversations with their pets," said Karner. "Since they are so sort of starved for human interaction."

This isn't Aubree's first piece.

"The Scream was the first kind of obvious choice because I think that people are going sort of crazy from being cooped up inside," said Karner. "The second one was The Persistence of Memory, by Salvador Dalí and then I did Grant Wood's, American Gothic and then Edward Hopper's, Nighthawks."

"I have always just liked making art. It is sort of a meditation in a way," said Karner.

At times, the rain comes and washes away the art, but permanence is not really the point of this project. It never has been. The point has been to break up the monotony of weeks at home in quarantine and find in your path, a little something unexpected.

"I hope that it just makes them smile," said Karner.