All hands on deck for Lord Aylmer project
Students of Lord Aylmer Elementary School created an outdoor sculpture, unveiling it Friday, June 4. The project was completed in just one week. Marc Walter, a Wakefield artist, joined the students in sculpting a Lynx, Lord Aylmer’s school mascot. Ten classes from the school participated. Each class was assigned a different part of the sculpture and used natural materials such as sticks and wood held together with twine.
On the final day of the project, Walter helped the students put the parts of the Lynx together. “It was pretty cool to watch the project come together, also great to see the kids create using nature as their medium,” said Mark McDonald, a teacher at Lord Aylmer. The idea behind the project is to build a sculpture out of natural resources that will decompose and be of no harm to animals but will actually benefit them. Birds and squirrels will be able to use the decomposed twine and wood for nests.
Walter has completed several projects similar to the Lynx and they usually last about a year in the area.