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Curae di Orbis Tellus

The Independents

Curae di Orbis Tellus translates from the Latin as "Care for the Earth". This collaborative polychrome mural is purposely reminiscent of an altar piece. The statement made is echoed in the title through the divine subscript given to the earth in this particular translation. A gothic inspired piece with a sacred Latin title connotes the vast importance placed on the human race to cherish the earth as one would a divine being Our assemblage of artists that conceptualized for this mural chose to convey the perfect forms of the natural world in the three panels that depict the earth, sea, and sky. The six panels that adorn the upper corners show the effects of human neglect and careless exploitation of our planet. this is particularly poignant given the current political climate surrounding the state of the environment. This work is a collaborative piece from Rockford Public Schools Freshman Center guided by the Independent Senior students who studied under Mrs Cyndi Madry-Len.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2-3
  • Medium: acrylic paint on wood
  • Width: 16'3
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 8'

About The Independents

As their teacher I conceived the original concept for this work but it became a shared learning experience. My senior advanced independent students created the design; Zac Newhouse, Arden Goodwin, Tabatha Cass with some input from Amanda Gorecki. They mentored 6 freshman Evelyn Frasier, Kylah Buikema, Lydia Buning, Alayla and Adeline Renberg, Morgan Zink.