Four students from the Hartford Art School are spending their spring break getting some real-world experience right here on campus.
They are working with sculptor and University alumna Kathleen Griffin '97 on her project to create life-size sculptures of horses. The sculptures will eventually be on display at construction sites throughout New York City, in “herds” of six to 10 horses per site. The students are participating through their Monster Mold Making class, a 1.5 credit course being offered during spring break.
Griffin, a 1997 graduate of the Hartford Art School, is also the lead artist on Butterflies of Memory, a temporary public sculpture on the site of the collapsed Smallpox Hospital ruins on Roosevelt Island in Manhattan. Seventeen giant butterflies, each 10 feet in diameter, will "fly" between 18 and 36 feet above the ruins.
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For more information about the Butterflies of Memory project, visit www.butterfliesofmemory.com. To learn more about Griffin, visit www.kathleen-griffin.com.