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    West Rock Neighborhood
    Completed Commissions: Pond Life | What Do You See?/Strangefruit

    Pond Life and Animal Homes. Animals Show Us the Alphabet

    Artist: Wendy Anderson/Nancy Snow
    Date: 2000
    Media: Painted murals
    Location: Clarence Rogers School Interior. 199 Wilmont Road.

    The two mural cycles painted by Great Walls Murals (the team of Wendy Anderson and Nancy Snow) demonstrate how visual art can reinforce core concepts taught at the elementary school level. For example, according to the artists Animals Show Us the Alphabet encourages students to recognize both lower and upper case letters, as well as matching animal names and their activities with the letter they correspond to (for example, "the jaguar is eating jello").

    In Pond Life and Animal Homes students can also recognize the water versus land animals, and follow the sequence of events as animals change, such as the caterpillar to butterfly. Showing a cross section of animal homes demonstrates the importance of questioning and looking inside and under things to find out how things "work."

    The work was painted freehand by the artists.

    Image of a section of Pond Life mural by Wendy Anderson

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