Rt. 219, Mill Creek — Tygarts Valley High School

Tygarts Valley High School Art Club, 2016

This sculpture was designed to celebrate Earth Day, and the idea was that it would biodegrade over time and slowly become part of the earth again. Students and teachers brought in newspapers, and the Art Club worked together to stack the base of the sculpture so that they would interlace and stick together. It was then filled with dirt and sealed off. Students made bets for how long the statue would stand, thinking it would only be mere days, but five months later, the sculpture is still standing. There are plans to replicate this project, creating alternate shapes.

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