View the image. Imagine being in the  room  are at this exhibition....

What do you see? Look at the shapes, the material, the use of color...

What feeling or associations do you get with it?  

I'm curious what you see...

Image by Robin Schreiner
Image by Robin Schreiner

Same image again...

Are you looking at  the artwork on the wall? 

I'm looking at something else...

 

I see a bench and wonder:

 

What is it made of and by whom? Why does it have this shape?

And the buttocks that sit on it are  she fat or  thin, it is sometimes heavy for the bench to carry them and ...

whose buttocks are taking a seat?

Yesterday it was  a director of a restaurant, this morning children from group 1 and 1 let a wind blow... luckily the bank can't smell...

he would wish he had feet...

Do people sit on it at the same time or take turns? Which people dare to sit together? Do they know each other?

Is it a chance meeting? And what are those people talking about?  

An apparently simple bench? No... the bench is an object of connection, it connects the visitor with the works of art, the position of the bench determines from which perspective a work of art is viewed,

the bench is a meeting place to talk to the other…

And that is exactly what we want to achieve with Object Based Learning .... (learning to) look at the world around you differently ... then you see that every object is special:  the bench not only a  utensil more, but an object with a story, an object with a past, a present and (perhaps a new one)  future...