Noah’s Ark Mosaic Project Will Soon Grace The Entrance of DKJA
Come visit us in the ceramic studio (room 107 CA) to see our students’ mosaic panel creation in progress. As part of our TIAarts Legacy Heritage Project, nn Monday, January 9th, 2017, students in grades five through twelve started working on two beautiful mosaic panels about the story of Noah’s Ark. Under the direction and guidance of Holly Odess, Diane Fried, Terri Hamilton and Anita Schwartz. Odess and Fried have worked on mosaic projects at many schools in South Florida.
“I’m amazed at the progress the students are making." said Odess, a mosaic artist since 2001. “I’m very pleased.”
The first panel is a depiction of the animals entering the ark, as a menacing storm brews. The second panel shows the dove and olive branch, one of the most ancient symbols of peace.
The story of the dove and the olive branch first appeared in the story of Noah's Ark. After the great flood, Noah sends out a dove to see if the waters have subsided. The dove returns with a fresh olive leaf in her beak as proof of land.
The works will adorn both sides of the main stairwell, just outside of our new prayer space. These mosaic panels will be enjoyed by all for many years to come!