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.|
How wonderful! Great post and nice to meet you!ReplyDelete
How very interesting! Of course, you could just keep repeating, like the seasons themselves, and cover around the room!ReplyDelete
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What an amazing piece of work. I love the tree reaching through the seasons, and the international aspect. Made me think of the Europa stamp themes this year of Forests, one theme many countries.ReplyDelete
What a great idea. I love the art work.ReplyDelete
This is an interesting and unusually beautiful piece of art. So you worked with people from various countries in Europe? Where did you meet and how long did it take you to finish this work. It's very good! I am deeply impressed . Thank you.ReplyDelete
Thanks also for your visit. I googled Sindy and I think she looked like Barbie. We had neither of them at home.
That is absolutely bloody brilliant! If you hadn't included the picture towards the end, I wouldn't have realised how big it was. Beautifully constructed too ... you must be chuffed with that!ReplyDelete
Hi Reader Wil, it was a school project, funded by Europe. http://cilginkiz-hocam.blogspot.com/2011/05/seasons-of-life.html There is a little more information in this post. I put a project proposal on a forum on the internet. We then met in Ireland and planned the project. The wall hanging was made only by the people in our local community, with a small piece of fabric sent to us by each of our partner schools. Sindy was the UK version of Barbie.ReplyDelete
Annie, thank you, yes I am so proud of this. I gave birth to it and then let others rear it:-)) The idea was mine, but the design was my sister-in-laws. She is incredibly talented.
I'm not sure I've ever seen anything more beautiful. When I think of the hours, the creativity, the commitment, the caring -- it simply blows my mind. I am dazzled. Bravo.ReplyDelete
h my, these are absolutely beautiful!ReplyDelete
wow! beautiful indeed. I love it. Thanks for dropping by.ReplyDelete