This totem pole (it is 3 sided) was created with a group of students from the Dandenong Learning Centre Myuna as a collaborative project with me guiding the creative process as the artist in residence. This is an alternative setting and 8 students worked on this project. The program is run through the Education Department Victoria to help wtudents who are in danger of dropping out of school for social and/or behavioural reasons. This was the first stage of the Friendship Garden at Myuna. New mosaic works will be added as different groups go through the program at Myuna every 12 weeks as the staff continue to work with the students on this impressive art project.
The totem pole was affectionately named The Angel by staff at Myuna.
I have used photoshop to change the background to highlight the totem pole.