Annmadean (Annmarie + Austin Dean)

Pershing School K-8

Grades 6-8

Our Energy Inspired Art Machine. Uses a water wheel (example of renewable energy) to create unique canvas art.

Artists’ Statements

Our machine-generated art is meant to remind people of the importance of choosing renewable energy such a hydropower to help protect our Earth. We use a water wheel and even reuse the water to power our machine.


Design Gallery

Our Inspiration:

Water Wheels. One Type of Renewable Energy

We got inspired by a water wheel. A water wheel moves water to make energy, and we used it to move our paint. The way it is renewable is because after we pour, it we can collect the water and pour it back through. The waterwheel is an energy-friendly solution being powered by a clean energy source – hydropower. Water wheels were still in use into the 20th century but they are no longer in common use. They were used to mill flour, grinding wood into pulp for papermaking and pounding fiber for making cloth.

Diagram of a water wheel

11 thoughts on “Annmadean (Annmarie + Austin Dean)

  • 1st 🥇Place!!!! Awesome idea and job!!

    Xoxo- Marti

  • Great job! I love that you have brought Science and Art together to create something so cool! You both should be very proud of yourselves.

  • We are so proud of you Annmarie! You guys did a great job on this project.

  • WOW!!
    That is an impressive water wheel art concept . I would love to try it and make some amazing art!! Great Job you two!! Can’t wait to see what you make next.

  • I’m so proud of you guys its really good work it look like its hard and some good time and effort .

  • What a creative idea! I like that you also gave some background on water wheels. I was wondering; how much paint has to go into each spoon to make the art?
    Great job!

  • Wow! Annmarie and Austin, your website is SO cool! I love the project, the concept, and the pictures. Unfortunately the video didn’t load so I couldn’t watch it. Maybe you could put a link to the video below the video just in case it doesn’t load for other people.

    Great job guys!

    • It appears to be fixed now. Good job you two!

  • This is amazing! I am so proud of both of you!

  • I am so proud of you both! This is amazing. Your hard work and dedication paid off.


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