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Animals / Gates and Doorways

Submitted by Karen Fitzgerald


Location: New York City, NY, United States

Completion date: 2004

Artwork budget: $48,000

Project Team

New York City School Construction Authority

Staff and Students at PS 239Q


I worked collaboratively with 120 3rd grade students to produce these acrylic and oil paintings on panel. We installed 28 panels of various sizes from 12” – 48” at PS 239Q. Commissioned by the New York City School Construction Authority.


Collaborating with young students produces a magical, playful result. With careful facilitating and teaching, they are able to record a unique sensibility that displays an innate creativity and thoroughly unique quality to how they see and record their world. Who else would think to put a penguin atop an elephant or a lion surrounded by insects as large as the lion?