Worthington Hooker Elementary Mural

In 2008 Nancy Bowen completed a ceramic mural at the Worthington Hooker Elementary School in New Haven, CT. The mural, entitled “Everything in the World” related to the project already completed in the playground of the school. It is made of 33 large images comprised of smaller ceramic tiles. It measures 22 feet by 6 feet. The mural is bounded by four abstract grids that represent the original nine squares laid out in 1638 to form New Haven. Between the squares are two panels with the shield of the Worthington Hooker School. In the exact center of the mural is a labyrinth. There are several other abstract or metaphorical symbols in the mural while the remainder of the images refer to areas of study or activity within the school day- sports, the arts, science and so on. The mural is situated in a courtyard across from the school cafeteria. Students can enjoy the imagery while eating lunch.


 

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