Detail of wall sculptures
These two steel and glass wall sculptures hang on either side of the James Monroe sign in the lobby of the school. The sign was the only thing that remained after the fire so the placement of these sculptures there highlighted the past while looking towards the future. The owl is the school mascot and are a tribute to the entire school community.
Beautifying James Monroe
Creating these sculptures was a collaborative effort between the Beautification Committee and me. I was honored to be selected to help them add some color and visual interest to their school and even more so to recognize the journey they had gone on as they returned to Sharp Road. For lots more photos, check out my James Monroe board on Pinterest.
In June 2019, I installed this copper and glass tree and bird in the courtyard of James Monroe Elementary School. It honors Marisa Tufaro, a young girl who passed away after life-long health problems. She never let her struggles bring her down and was constantly drawing and creating art while waiting for her medical appointments. The Marisa Tufaro Foundation was founded in order to help children in need, extending the power of her inspirational life far into the future.