|Family Literacy Center group mural, 2015, Acrylic on board, 96"x96"|
The group chose to explore how they look for balance in their lives as young parents.
|Two new lovelies in the classroom who supervised the creative process.|
|A warm-hued underpainting for the work|
This grid, with its bold mix of colors and images, quickly took on the look of a quilt.
Going with this theme, students added "stitching" all over the work, creating an image that recalls for me the idea of old-fashioned quilting bees as social events for women to talk about their lives and loves. It was fascinating to watch these artists move toward working in the realm of Faith Ringgold and her painted story quilts.
|Painted stitching on "seams"|
|Four of our artists at the January art opening.|
|The block on the right, which at this time resembled clouds, changed completely four times.|
Their mural will be installed in the lobby of the school building at 45 Brook Street, Barre, VT.