In 2007 Artist Noah Scalin decided that a small piece of his orange peel looked like a skull. It was a cool shape. Evocative of a lot of emotion and storytelling. Noah wondered what it would be like to create an original work of art inspired by a skull for each day of the year. 365 skulls, a..."Skull A Day".
In that moment it was decided and Noah embarked on the most ambitious, challenging, frustrating, and rewarding project of his career. A project which continued far beyond one year and inspired thousands of other aspiring artists across the world to take up similar Art A Day challenges.
When I first met Noah several years ago he remarked that the creative challenge of making and producing something unique every-single-day was far greater than he had ever imagined. You exhaust ideas pretty quickly, and suddenly have to see the world in a new way to seek and find inspiration. You also discover incredible things about your own ability to shape the world, perseverance, and finding creativity.
What would students learn from the simple challenge of making something unique every-single-day?
How might we learn from Noah's story, and inspire makers and problem solvers of all kinds to shape their own world?