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Common Thread: A Tapestry of Courage

Auburn Elementary Artists

Common Thread: A Tapestry of Courage was created to honor the Veterans in our Auburn Elementary community. Auburn artists worked hard to assemble & collage each of the 234 individual boxes using mixed media in the patriotic colors that make up our flag. Look for small details such as United States maps, state names, and poppy flowers. Photos of Veterans were collected from student & staff families in our community and were attached to the inside edges of the boxes to hold our flag together and to symbolize that these American heroes give our flag meaning every day.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2'2
  • Medium: Mixed
  • Width: 10'6
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 6'9

About Auburn Elementary Artists

Every student artist at Auburn Elementary in Avondale School district (Auburn Hills, Michigan) had a hand in helping to create this special work of art. The project was led by Visual Art teacher Kelley Folger and fifth grade teacher Lori Sakalian.