Inspired by the recent virtual visit from science illustrator and visual artist Natalia Rojas, Lower School students created feathers to build a large bird wing mural. Each grade level chose a color family to help create a rainbow effect when the feathers were combined on the mural and the young artists added lines, shapes, patterns, and texture to make each feather unique. To top off the piece, Lower School Visual Arts Teacher Sarah Garner added a poem by Erin Hanson:
“There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky, and you ask, ‘What if I fall?’ Oh but my darling, what if you fly?”
Garner said, “The quote inspires us to stretch our imagination, discover our greatness, and try new things that challenge us, especially during this unique year where we all felt challenged at some point.
“The mural also represents that even though our community was not able to gather as we typically would this year, we can all be represented together in our community mural. This piece shows when we create together, we can make something beautiful, thoughtful, and inspirational.”
Enjoy the video below of each member of our Beasley community taking flight with our new wing mural!