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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

At Last Artist in residence

So I have promised pics of the whole thing and I have included some of the process as well. There are a lot of photos but it took a week and a lot happened.
 As you can see we worked on 2 large 5x2.2m long hangings. The sheer scale of this thing blew me away every day. It was so exciting to see it coming together. The team spirit was palpable and it was such a thrill to see the excitement on the little faces as each new part of the process was revealed. This is a real community project as my parent helpers and the staff were quite instrumental in it's success. The sheer numbers meant we could move this sometimes 100kg beast around and finish it off.









And here are the shots of the finished article. It gets some words about where it is of and the year in the blank spaces at the bottom. The year 6 kids did the local wildflowers along the bottom edge. They will hang beside each other in the hall. Tomorrow they will be presented finished to the school. The local paper is even coming for such an auspicious event!!
The whole exercise has been great in thinking big and outside the square and anything is possible!!








22 comments:

Patricia said...

Stunningly beautiful...the process, the students and the finished product. You deserve a huge gold star!

Lynn Sponagle said...

That's incredible!

Mattie van den Heuvel said...

this is so cool! Thanks for showing!

Nedret said...

Wonderful:))

Joei Rhode Island said...

Speechless....
What a wonderful experience for those kids The panels are just gorgeous.

RedTwigBrownTwig said...

What a fabulous project! I can only imagine how excited the students must have been to unroll the final panels, they are so amazing.
Shari

Becky Utecht said...

This is fabulous, congratulations! What a great accomplishment!

vilterietje said...

gorgeous!!!!!:)

Owlie said...

beautiful and amazing! you all did a wonderful job!!!

Melanie Jayne said...

wow that is such a fantastic project and thank you for sharing x

Pam said...

Thanks everyone. I am proud and a little astonished by the accomplishment myself. I do love a collaborative project

Grand Purl Baa said...

Wow! That is FABULOUS! I only have superlatives, I'm sorry.

Clever you herding all those cats err kids.

What a result.
I bet they feel pretty damn pleased with themselves.
Loani

Florcita said...

That is huge!!!! And so amazingly beautiful! wow... stunning.
Congratulations Pam!

ingermaaike said...

Utterly unbelievably beautiful, what an amazing memory you have created!

Heather Woollove said...

Pam--This work is truly stellar! The panels are exquisite and no one would imagine that a group of children could make something so wonderful on a first go! What a spectaculare teacher you are!!
(When are you coming here to make my work look so good?!?!?!)

Mary said...

oh wow that is truly fabulously overwhelmingly wonderful! Bet there are lots of very proud little (and big) people in those parts right now.

primdollie said...

absolutely fabulous!!! thnx for sharing!!

planettreasures said...

Pam, it's absolutely fantastic! It's hard to beleive the finished murals are felt! They look like....paint - painting with wool I guess.
Well done!

cedar said...

This is an incredible piece of work, good for you to have turned so many young people onto felting, and to have such a wonderful finished wall hanging, I loved seeing all those wee hands doing all that work.

martine said...

Wow, those are just fabulous and make a wonderful display. Years ago I was parent helper at a felt workshop at my daughter's school but all the kids got to do was make a little square that the 'artist' then took away and turned into her own design. I just love the way the children are all so involved in the whole process.
thanks for sharing
martine

lynda Howells said...

Fantastic work..love doing residencies and you certainly looked as if you enjoyed yoursx lynda

Renatos veltinis said...

Amazing work

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