Last year, the kids at E’s school visited the garden to look at these sculptures and then created some smaller versions of their own in their studio art class. Towards the end of the year the students voted on the one that they wanted to see built at a larger scale and installed in their own school garden and a serpent like sculpture was chosen out of the lot. The creative parents of one kindergartner have built the majority of the sculpture out of a steel frame and over forty bags of concrete so far – only the head remains to be done. And the families have been descending on their studio on Friday nights to work on the mosaic that wraps around the concrete piece. Buckets of tiles, glass, pennies and metallic pieces were there for the choosing – each person could fill their own container with their favorites and get down to the messy work of attaching them. In a few weeks the sculpture will be complete and (with the help of some really strong men and women) will be set in the garden for all to play on. It was a great way to kick off the weekend, and even the baby managed to stay up late (past six o’clock is late for her!) to watch the tiles go on. I’ll post photos of the finished product when it reaches its final resting place.