I spent much of 2015 working on a mural with my collaborator Sarah Johnson, an artist and instructor. This mural which was commissioned by Elmhurst's Lincoln Elementary School was organized through the Elmhurst Art Museum where Sarah and I were teaching art classes. We were tasked with designing a mural that involved all 600 students of the school, would commemorate the school's 100 year anniversary and be movable--anticipating future expansion of the school. We looked to artist Jacob Hashimoto for inspiration as to a structure that would go beyond hand prints allowing for individual expression of each student but still illustrate the concepts of community and connectivity. It was a delight working with the school, the students, the PTA who commissioned it, and Sarah, of course. I think the piece was successful although it is tricky to photograph--considering its size and that it is installed in a shallow hallway. The slideshow gives you some idea. Sarah and I were posing for a story that the Lincoln PR representative is putting together for local papers.
Well Licoln's PR representative, Jennifer Frahm was able to get the story published in the "Surburban Life" Paper. Below are images of it in print. Here is the link to the story.
Anna Lentz, artist, writer, and creativity coach who blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.