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Tree of Life

by: Alejandra E., Neveah B., Libby F., Gabrielle H., Carley R. & Nevin C., 5th Grade, Phillippi Shores Elementary School, Sarasota, Florida
teacher: Petie Brown

The strength of a nation is in its unity; the beauty of a nation is in its diversity.

quote by: Aneisha Lancaster, Kingston, Jamaica

Artist Statement

Phillippi Shores International Baccalaureate World School promotes a global openness and community spirit. With that in mind, this piece was designed to create a sense of oneness. The leaves falling from the tree are in essence, what makes up the colorful dancing figures. As the students were building the piece using tissue paper they said, "togetherness is important in life and keeps us dancing in the light."