As project co-ordinator for our school, I wanted to get our parents involved in it too. We decided to make a wall-hanging as a lasting reminder of the project. We contacted artist Kathleen Delaney and asked her to work with our group. The group consisted of parents, teachers and members of the local community.
As I mentioned in a previous post Seasons Of Life became the inspiration for a wonderful piece of art. We were working on a project with schools in Brodce, Czech Republic, St. Philbert de Grand Lieu, France Antheia, Greece. The tree was the symbol of our project.
We used the idea of our native oak tree through the four seasons. We decided to make linked panels, each panel depicting a different season.
|Plan designed by one of the group.|
The final panel is autumn. We deliberately chose this order. Autumn is the season when everything comes to fruition. We wanted to end with this time of fruition. The harvest moon is also the globe. The birds have flown the nest. The large flowers on the right hand side came from our French partners in St Philbert de Grand Lieu. The sign post has the distance in miles to our partner schools and to the towns where the ladies who worked on the panel came from. It includes Liverpool and New York.
These panels were then hung from oak branches.
|Tabs were added and the panels were hung on oak branches|
|Winter and Spring|
|Spring is linked to Summer|
|And finally Summer to Autumn|
|The finished work.|
|This gives a better idea of the scale of the project.|
|Each of our partner schools received a mini wall hanging.|
|This is the group who created the wall hanging, pictured with Nicky Furlong a Wexford author and historian.|