Aside from one day of rain the weather has been ideal, back to work:
Our mural is beginning to take shape
Busted the kids cranium open
Coming out of our kids head is my interpretation of where our imagination comes from, space, the infinite abyss, the uncharted terrain of our brains inner workings and spiritual capabilities. Along with space I included pieces of paper flowing out of the kids dome. On each of these pieces of paper are the drawings and writings of the students who were gracious enough to share their thoughts with me on Community Share Day
The ribbon that the Gander is holding in it's mouth lists names of teachers I had while attending RVHS whom came out to visit (some bringing their class) while I was working on the mural along with others who were an integral part of bringing this project to life
A couple more things added on, a few misspellings corrected, and we are finally FINISHED!
Closeup of our student riding the Gander with drawings by Griffin Propeack and Mercedes Bonilla
More artwork by the students:
My personal favorite: This is exactly how I felt every single day of middle school after 10pm. This student wanted to get outta school so fast he didnt even sign a name..
Shot of all the teachers names on the ribbon (Touri, Agostaro, Cook, Bodnar, Maloney, Soi, Malak, Frenza, Reeder, Morris, Maisch, Zajak, Protess ..)
Most of the students whose paintings made it into the mural
Picking the boys nose
Our full transformation, before and after!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE AT RONDOUT VALLEY FOR MAKING THIS WALL POSSIBLE! ITS BEEN AN HONOR TO BE ABLE TO COME BACK AND LEAVE A WORK OF ART FOR PRESENT & FUTURE STUDENTS AND FACULTY TO SEE!