“Glass is the most magical of all materials. It transmits light in a special way. I’m pleased that my art appeals to so many people of all ages.” Dale Chihuly .
Each year, the teachers from Room 3 and 4 work with the children to create a legacy gift for Hanna Fenichel. Besides representing the children who may have spent up to four years at Hanna, these pieces also welcome the new children and their families who are just starting their Journey with Hanna. The art lets them know while Hanna is made up of many individuals, we all work together to create a community built upon kindness and collaboration.
Last year’s art was a collaborative piece made by the Whistling Whales from Room 3 and the Surfing Seals from Room 4. The piece is titled, Glass Forest and it was inspired by the glass artist, Dale Chihuly. Although all of the individual pieces of Glass Forest are made out of plastic and not glass, the result is quite stunning and deserves to be seen and appreciated!
After much thought and discussion, Glass Forest has been installed over the sensory table against the back fence in the Garden Classroom. I am delighted to have this beautiful piece of art hanging among the trees, where I can enjoy it each day especially in the late morning or early afternoon when it catches the sunlight and the colors shimmer!
It is my hope that all of you will be able to visit the Glass Forest and appreciate the work done by the Hanna Class of 2012 and their amazing teachers.