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2006 Gallery

People are like Trees

by: Deborah Herbert's 4th Grade Art Class, Bay Haven Elementary School - Sarasota, Florida

In a bouquet of wildflowers, it's not an individual flower that makes it beautiful. It's the mixture of the colors, shapes, and fragrances. So too, with people it's the differences that make us a bouquet.

quote by: Chantel D., 8th Grade, Booker Middle School - Sarasota, Florida

Artist Statement

This artwork was inspired by a lesson that compared emotions and mood qualities invoked by color and nature... The conversation went on to a comparison of people and trees. The students helped write the short poem in the center of the assemblage of their work. Each of the student's trees was painted using ink and their fingerprints, a metaphor for the individuality and uniqueness of each child.