Legendary Textile Tales

ARTWORK

Symbolism Applique

Mohammad
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Wife and the Farmer
Afghanistan
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

 

Inshaaf
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Dhon Cholechā
Nepal
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

Dhon Cholecha is a Nepalese folktale about a little girl and a nanny goat. The nanny goat loved the little girl and made sure she was always healthy and fed. When the nanny goat died, her bones grew into a tree that had lots of fruit so that the little girl could eat the fruit.

I will continue to make art, it makes me feel happy. Caitlin was nice and always willing to help out.

 

Max
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Cinderella
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

 

Max
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Moana
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

I liked working with Caitlin because she was very helpful with my work, even when I didn’t want to start. I really enjoyed cutting my fabric out because it was challenging. I feel good about my work because I finished it and did a really good job. I want to continue making art because I like it and it makes me feel proud of myself.

 

Brock
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Legend of the Banshee
Ireland
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

The Legend of the Banshee is the story of a supernatural lady whose scream you would hear before a family member dies.

The Story is 5 Irish families got a horrible curse when one of the family members die they would be there til another dies. If it has a good like with its family the banshee or the person who dies would tell them before one of the family members die. And it had a bad connection with its family it would scream before on of their family members died.

My artwork shows my personality and culture. I don’t know if I will continue to make art, I don’t like art as much as music, but art is calm and music isn’t. Caitlin was nice to work with. She gave me helpful feedback and was engaged with us.

 

Mia
Salisbury East High School
Age 13

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
England
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

 

Jade
Salisbury East High School
Age 13

Cinderella
Germany
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

Cinderella is a slave for her stepfamily and is forced to work for them. A fairy godmother appears and tries to make Cinderella’s dream a reality of meeting the prince at his ball. The clock hits 12, while she is running she loses her glass slipper but doesn’t have time to retrieve it and the prince find it but Cinderella in no near.

Cinderella was one of my favourite childhood stories and I thought why not see if there’s a German Cinderella and there it was, my story. I tried my best to match my story and have some things that involve my life that connect to Cinderella. I enjoyed working with Caitlin and finding out new techniques in art. Caitlin seemed very passionate about her art so I think I will continue to make art. I think that the exhibition will turn out great, this is special opportunity that we get to have at Salisbury East.

 

Isla
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Cinderella
Germany
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

Cinderella is forced to work and scrub the floors by her stepfamily. A fairy godmother pops up and makes Cinderella into a princess, but at midnight it will all go back to the way it was. The clock strikes midnight and Cinderella loses her shoe. The Prince finds it and gets everyone to try it on, it fits Cinderella and her and the Prince get married. The message behind my myth is to be kind to everyone, no matter what, even if they are evil and mean. To me it also means that if you work hard your dreams can come true.

I liked working with a professional artist, it was fun and different, and I learned a lot from Caitlin. I will continue to make art because it is fun and it gets me to use my imagination and creativity. The final exhibition means that my works can actually be on display for everybody to see and enjoy. My favourite part of the workshop was probably gluing and painting the felt pieces, it got me to be creative and come up with ways to decorate and overcome different challenges. Such as, flaps that did not glue down onto the fabric and filling in the gaps to make sure that there was not as many white gaps on the artwork.

 

River
Salisbury East High School
Age 13

The Devils Hide
Finland
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

The message behind my finished piece is that – we should try not to overreact about something small. Three brothers made a deal with the devil for his hide. The devil bet that the brothers would each lose their temper before the devil did. The two older brothers lost, only one of them won the deal, Erkki. The devil got mad at Erkki, yet the deal was ongoing so the devil had to refrain from killing him. Erkki survived the devil’s challenges and got some of the devil’s hide, all because he would not lose his temper.

I really like my artwork, and I tried my hardest to make it look really good. It was really interesting learning about the different ways to do art. Caitlin was really helpful while we were making our art and told us if we needed to fix something up or add more to our work. To me it is really cool that my work is going to be displayed at an exhibition.

 

Arken
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Snake Child
Albania
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

My artwork is based on an Albanian myth called The Snake Child. It is about a queen not being able to get children. So she begs to god to have a child, even if it is just a snake, and god grants her wish. Most of the symbols on the artwork represent the story and some represent me. The crown represents the king and queen, the snake with the crown represents the snake child as a prince, the cross represents how they begged to god and how he granted them a wish.

Caitlin is a nice person, and it was really fin making art with her. The final exhibition doesn’t really mean much to me because I do not enjoy art as much as I enjoy other things, though it will be a nice memory.

 

Brianna
Salisbury East High School
Age 13

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
England
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

I am very proud of my artwork. I spent a lot of time on it and tried my very hardest. I loved working with Caitlin because she was always there to help us out when we needed it. She believes in everyone. I enjoyed making art and I want to do it again.

I liked researching my background and choosing a story. Goldilocks was all lonely with no one with her so she decided that she would run away. Along the way she found a little snug house. She went in and there was no one to be seen. Then Goldilocks found some porridge. She found the others too hot but baby bear’s porridge was just right. Then she when into the loungeroom and tried all the chairs. Again, baby bear’s was just right. The Goldilocks get very tired so she went to the bedroom. The first one she tried was too soft and that was big bear’s bed. Then she tried middle bear’s bed but she found it too hard. Lastly, she tried baby bear’s bed and found it just right and she fell asleep. Then all the bears came home and they were all very mad that Goldilocks had been through all of their stuff. Goldilocks jumped up and humped out of the window. The message behind this folktale is that you shouldn’t trespass and go places you shouldn’t be in.

 

Taylor
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Three Sisters
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

To me it is really cool that my work is going to be displayed at an exhibition. It was really interesting learning about the different ways to do art from Caitlin. Caitlin is really good at art and a really nice person.

 

Joshua
Salisbury East High School
Age 13

Puss in Boots
Italy
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

 

Marva
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Silver on the Hearth
Afghanistan
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

To begin with, I would like to state that behind these scraps and pieces of felt, they immaculately cover all hardships and difficulties that I faced during the process. As people view my artwork, they may see nothing but beauty, and skill, yet that is only a small portion of what gets revealed. The majority of the true meaning and story behind it is hidden, waiting to be discovered and understood. During the process of creating this I thoroughly enjoyed working alongside Caitlin. She is extremely polite, and will always be there for you when you are in great need of help. This was one of the key reasons I was able to complete my work on a good note. Truthfully, I feel extremely proud and pleased with how my masterpiece finally turned out.

There once lived a poor farmer that worked endlessly throughout the day and night hoping to find gold, when one day he suddenly came upon something metal when digging, which eventually was revealed to be a jar of silver. Yet, he refused to take it due to it not being part of his own property. The farmer headed home, informing his wife about what he came upon. She became furious because he didn’t bring it home. So, she progress towards her neighbour, making an offer that if he took it they may be wealthy together. As told to, the neighbour went to the field, however as he opened the jar it was overfilled by venomous snakes! The neighbour truly believed that this woman was hoping for him to place his hand inside of the jar which would then result in him getting poisoned. Thinking the wife must be his enemy the neighbour headed to her house and poured snakes from the jar down the chimney. During the next morning, the farmer awoke to astonishingly come upon a countless amount of silver coins masking his home!

The message of my folktale is – never steal something that you don’t own, because I am certain that you won’t experience the same satisfaction that you hoped to receive, and instead only feel misery and misfortune.

 

Fatemah
Salisbury East High School
Age 11

Buz-e-Chini
Afghanistan
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

Afghani folktale of a mother goat trying to keep her three babies safe from the wolf in the village.

 

Alex
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Myth of Azhdaya
Russia
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

The three headed-dragon Azhdaya was born blind. A human named Morax gave him the gift of sight in exchange for protection. One day, miners were mining in the dave where Azhdaya lived. They caused him massive pain because they were causing cave-ins where he was sleeping. Azhdaya got angry and destroyed the town. He was sealed away after destroying the town. He separated his mind from his body and half od it went to a girl and he kept the other part. The girl led them to free Azhdaya but he was later sealed in again. What I interpreted from my myth was that you need to be craeful about what you do or something bad might happen to you.

It was fun to talk and express cultures and religions during the activity. Working with a professional like Caitlin was great and if another school got her help, they would be super lucky. I would just like to say about my artwork that everyone likes different things, if you like this that’s great, if not, well that is okay too. I worked hard on it and I am quite proud of it.

 

Taj
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Rumpelstiltskin
Germany
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

 

Joy
Salisbury East High School
Age 11

Gold Axe, Silver Axe
South Korea
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

One day a kind woodcutter went near a river to cut some wood. However, while he was cutting some wood, he accidentally threw his metal axe in the river, so the woodcutter cried with tears for help. Suddenly, a god came out of the river and asked the woodcutter what’s the matter. So the woodcutter replied, “I have lost my axe”.
So the god went back in the river and showed a golden axe to the woodcutter and asked, “is this gold axe yours?”
“No, it is not mine,” responded the woodcutter.
Then the god showed a silver axe to the woodcutter and asked, “is this your axe?”
“No, it is not mine, my axe is a metal axe.”
The god was extremely happy for the honestly that the woodcutter had, so he gave him the metal axe and the silver and gold axe as well.
Apparently, this story had gone to a greedy woodcutter. So the greedy woodcutter went to the same river and purposely threw the metal axe into the river and cried for help as well. When the god came out and asked if the gold axe was the greedy woodcutter’s, he quickly cried ‘yes’, and tried to take the golden axe. However, the god got very angry because of the selfish heart inside of the greedy woodcutter. So, the god just went back in the river and never gave the metal axe back to the greedy woodcutter.

 

Paige
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Ghost Piper of Clanyard Bay
Scotland
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

I loved working with Caitlin, I learnt new ways to do art and learnt a lot about my culture. I think culture is important. I have always done art and I hope I continue to get better. I am happy about how my artwork turned out.

 

Bella
Salisbury East High School
Age 13

Krampus
Germany
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

 

Alex
Salisbury East High School
Age 13

Wishing Pearl
Vietnam
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

 

Steve
Salisbury East High School
Age 13

Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

We did some cool things during making art with Caitlin, it was fun.

 

Mojtaba
Salisbury East High School

The Elephant Army
Pakistan
Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

A long time ago, about 580CE, there was a place called Makkar. Religious tourism is what made the economy and it was smooth sailing until a Yemeni king called Abraha wanted his kingdom to do this best. Abraha decided to attack Makkar. The king and his men travelled to the city on the back of elephants. By the time Abraha reached Makkar the town was empty, the people had fled to the hills, and it seemed like nothing could stop him from destroying the Kaaba. In the end the town was protected from Abraha by God and its people.

I had fun making my picture about a story from my culture with the artist Caitlin.

 

Marley
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Symbolism Applique, 2022
Felt and paint marker on cotton

ARTWORK

Fabric Storytelling

 

Yasmin
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Night Black Cat
United States of America
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

The Night Black Cat is a folktale that I watched a lot of times. It is famous and was my favourite and I watch it again and again.

Art takes me to places in my mind and it makes me feel good. I really liked a professional artist like Caitlin visiting our class because it makes me know more things about art that I didn’t know. Having my work in this exhibition means that I am really improving at art and when I put a lot of effort into my work it turns out really good.

 

Riley
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Dark Man
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

My favourite part of the workshop was doing the measuring in the first lessons to plan out the drawing on the board. It was a different and good experience working with a professional artist. Hell yeah, I will continue making art – it is fun and enjoyable.

 

Corey
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Jack and the Beanstalk
England
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

 

Meg
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Robin Hood
England
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

It was really fun working with a professional artist, I got to take my time and enjoy the lesson.

My artwork is based on a really cool story called Robin Hood.

There was this character called Robin Hood and he decided to give Prince John a visit. Robin Hood decided to enter this archery contest that he won and then he was able to go to Prince John’s castle and steal the coins, which he did for a good reason. He gave the coins to the people who needed them more than Prince John.

 

Lily
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Three Little Pigs
England
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

The message of The Three Little Pigs is don’t open the door to strangers.

It was a good experience working with Caitlin, but I don’t know if I will continue to make art. I will wait and see when I am older and if I do it in art class.

 

Jamal
Salisbury East High School
Age 13

Rebirth (Pheonix)
Greece, Latin, Middle East
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

The phoenix is an immortal bird associated with Greek, Latin and Middle Eastern mythology. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by being born from the ashes of its predecessor. This usually happens near the coast or shore. The phoenix symbolises hard work and grit – even if times are hard don’t give up.

It was a privilege to be able to work with someone that has experience in the subject of art. The final exhibition is exciting for me, especially as I enjoy art and its elements. It is likely that I will continue to make art in my free time.

 

Tayah
Salisbury East High School
Age 11

Puss in Boots
Italy
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

I picked Puss in Boots because I like cats and I am Italian.

I would like to say thank you to Caitlin, it was very fun working with a professional artist. My favourite part was designing the artwork because that is when the creativity comes.

 

Dakota
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Clever Girl
Italy
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

The Clever Girl is a story by Thomas Fredrick Crane with a message about beauty.

I really enjoyed making my artwork and will remember this memory. Caitlin made art more fun and it feels like I have accomplished a lot.

 

Mackenzie
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Little Town of Jerusalem
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

It all started in the barn when Jesus was born. He grew up in Jerusalem and all the people love him, everyone but the king…this is when it all starts. Every night he prays to god his father and everyone in town sees. This is when everyone starts to hate him and they go to the king. The king decided to crucify him and pin him to it. Then they moved him to a cave and put a big boulder in front of it. The next day when the two ladies came to visit the boulder was moved and Jesus was gone. They went to tell the seven disciples. They didn’t believe them so then went to see…and he was gone. That night Jesus came to them and told them “believe what you hear and not what you see, you don’t need to see it to believe it” and he left. And that’s my story of how Jesus died and rose again.

It was absolutely amazing working with a professional artist. Caitlin was really helpful ad gave me lots of ideas and helped me in every way. I’m excited for it to go on exhibition and it means a lot because I’ve never had any of my work shown to the world.

 

Raven
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Lariosauro
Italy
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

According to Italian folklore Lariosauro lives in Lake Como, which is north of Milan and is one of the deepest European lakes. In November 1946, two hunters claimed that they saw a huge reptile-like animal swimming in the lake. It had red scales and was about twelve meters in length.

I liked working with Caitlin, all of it was really interesting. I will definitely keep making art.

 

Nagis
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Afghanistan Lies, Myths and Legends
Italy
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

The message behind this myth – it is for those who have died in a wat that is far worse than the rest of us; they have far more than the rest of us.

This was my first time was with an artist and I liked it very much because it was really fun. Having my work in the final exhibition indicates I put forth a lot of effort to create the artwork. Furthermore, I am making significant progress.

 

Seb
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Hades God of the Underworld
Greece
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

I am really proud of what I made. My favourite part of the activity was picking a story from my cultural background.

 

Lachlan
Salisbury East High School
Age 12
Jack and the Beanstalk
England
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

Jack and the Beanstalk is about having courage and taking risks.

It was alright working with a professional artist, it got annoying when things weren’t going my way. My favourite part was cutting out the fabric and gluing it down.

 

Bella-Rose
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Gruesome Three Little Pigs
England
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

Working with Caitlin Bowe was really fun, I liked working with a professional artist. She was always there to help and she had a good sense of humour. I wanted to have fun while making my artwork, as much as I liked it art is not my strong point.

 

Hayley
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Robin Hood
England
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

I love making art! It was fun working with a professional artist.

 

Maddi
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Brownie
Scotland
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

A Brownie is a magical little creature which slips into houses very early before anyone is awake. It tidies toys, folds clothes, washes dishes and does all sorts of helpful things.

I would like to say thank you to Caitlin for helping me. I liked working with a professional artist.

 

Freyja
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Little Red Riding Hood
Germany
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

The axe in this artwork represents how the huntsman killed the wolf in this folktale.

 

Ashley
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Mountain Side
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

 

Anton
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The King of the Underworld
Greece
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

 

David
Salisbury East High School

Theseus and the Minotaur
Greece
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

 

CJ
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Little Red Riding Hood
Germany
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt and paint marker on wooden board

 

Archer
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Robin Hood’s Hideaway
England
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Luke
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Bear in the Forest Hut
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Cohan
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Loch Ness Monster
Scotland
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Seth
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Sword in the Stone
England
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Isaac
Craigmore High School
Age 13

How the Moon Was Made
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Arabella
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Man Without a Heart
Scotland
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Corey
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Church Grimm
England
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Charlie
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Girl With No Hands
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Xapthavy
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Origin of Lightning
Laos
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Riley
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Fear of the Evil Eye
Italy
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Zach
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Binnorie
Germany
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Emily
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Krasue
Southeast Asia
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Ellie
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Boar with the Golden Bristles
The Netherlands
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, coloured plastic, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Rhianna
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Buggane
Isle of Man
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Ellie
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Children of Lir
Ireland
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Tyson
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Wyvern
England/Germany
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Bailey
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Jack and the Beanstalk
England
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Jamie
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Rainbow Serpent
Australia
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

 

Alyssa
Craigmore High School
Age 17

Ireland
Fabric Storytelling, 2022
Felt, paper, paint, and paint marker on wooden board

ARTWORK

Soft Sculpture Talisman

 

Cameron
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Robin Hood
England
Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

My artwork is inspired by the story of Robin Hood from England. It has the message that you should always give money to poor people. This soft sculpture means a lot because it is from my culture and I made it.

Working with a professional artist helps you learn stuff about art. I would make art in the future, it was really fun to do.

 

Jasmine
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Mirror of Matsuyama
Japan
Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

I find the moral of the story, The Mirror of Matsuyama, really beautiful. The message behind the folktale is that our parents are always with us, even after they have passed away. Even though this piece of art is not a mirror reflecting the mother, it is reflecting the river where the father headed to get that mirror.

It was nice to work with someone who is professional. I liked that she knew what she was doing. I enjoyed the last lesson, because I enjoy feeling completed and finishing my work.

 

Lochie
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Germany
Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

 

Lili
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Three Brothers
Serbia
Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

This sculpture means a lot to me because I tried my hardest to make my sculpture look good. The message behind the story that inspired my sculpture is that it does not matter how much you have you can always give or help.

I have never been taught by a professional artist before and she taught me so much. Making art with Caitlin was really fun and she was open to every new idea that I had. My favourite part of the lesson was when I got to stuff my sculpture because the fluff was really fluffy, and it was easier than threading the wool through the tiny holes.

 

Tori
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Krampus
Germany
Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

You need to behave and don’t do anything wrong or Krampus will beat, eat and send you to hell.

This artwork was hard to do. But, it was really fun and it is kind of exciting that people will be able to see my work outside of school.

 

Krystal
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Cat and the Cradle
The Netherlands
Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

 

Rylen
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

 

Zahra
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Starving Man
Iran
Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

 

Mili
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

Caitlin was helpful and fun to work with. She has inspired me to make more little fluffy sculpture. I would definitely like her to come again.

 

Mustafa
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

The final soft sculpture means a lot to me because I’ve put so much effort into it. There was stuff I had to change throughout the activity but it turned out just fine in my opinion. Caitlin was really kind and helpful. Her explanation of the activity was really clear and understandable.

I would like to tell people about the story that inspired my artwork. The message behind this story is that you need to work smart not hard.

 

Kacey
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Dearg Due
Ireland
Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

The message behind my final artwork is to take care of yourself and watch out when you’re sleeping.

It was a new experience for me and it was really fun to get taught by a professional artist. Caitlin is a really nice person and I enjoyed working with her.

 

Lillian
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

How the Birds Got Their Colours
Australia
Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

The message behind my sculpture is that you should always help others, and sometimes you might get something in return.

I would like to make art in the future and do it in my own time because I really enjoyed doing my sculpture.

 

Emily
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Three Little Pigs
England
Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

 

Sokaina
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Wooden Sword
Afghanistan
Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

This exhibition and soft sculpture means a lot to me because I put a lot of work into it and because it is a story from my culture. Islam is a beautiful religion and it was fun letting people know about my culture. The lesson of my story for my soft sculpture is to be patient and always believe in Allah.

Caitlin taught me lots of new things, I think I got better at art while working with a professional. My favourite lesson throughout the four weeks was when we stuffed our sculptures with fluff because it was fun and the fluff was very soft.

 

Shanae
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Three Little Pigs
England
Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

I worked really hard on my artwork, it took me quite a while to finish. I think I will consider making art after this now that I know that I am good at making sculptures. Caitlin was very fun and very helpful.

 

Savannah
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Voices at the Window
Ukraine
Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

 

Prince
Salisbury East High School

The Boastful Turtle
Philippines
Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

 

Amelia
Salisbury East High School
Age 11

Ashley Pelt
Ireland
Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

 

Emmanuel
Salisbury East High School

Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

 

William
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

The Headless Horseman
Ireland
Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

 

Arian
Salisbury East High School
Age 12

Soft Sculpture Talisman, 2022
Felt, yarn, polyester stuffing

ARTWORK

Mythological Creatures

 

Bailey
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Jack O’Kent
England
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

 

Michael
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Leprechaun
Ireland
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

 

Cameron
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Legend of the Leprechaun
Ireland
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

 

Mikyla
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Pirates of Galloway
Ireland
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

 

Axton
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Jack O’Kent
England
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

 

Charlotte
Craigmore High School
Age 12

Herne the Hunter
England
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

 

Shyra
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Herne the Hunter
England
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

Originally mentioned in Shakespeare’s play The Merry Wives of Windsor, Herne the Hunter is a phantom that haunts Windsor Great Park. He is known throughout the world and involves people in his hunt that are excessively fond of the chase. He has made a pact with the devil. Herne the Hunter is a creature with antlers, a cloak, glowing eyes, a bow, rides a horse and always seems to be around trees.

 

Blake
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Jungala Brothers
Australia
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

The Jungala Brothers is a bright, open, simple Aboriginal story about two borthers who learnt the lesson of looking out for suspicious things.

The brothers father is a blue tongue lizard man who asked them to travel into the desert to hunt for game. Instead they kill and eat their father’s sacred kangaroo. Their father is enraged and starts a fire. The brothers run from the fire. Eventually they get caught by the fire. They die under the sand as the inferno passes overhead.

 

Bailey
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Herne the Hunter
England
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

Herne the Hunter is a ghost mentioned in the Shakespeare play The Merry Wives of Windsor. Herne the Hunter haunts the Windsor Forest in England. He has big horns and usually wears a cloak. He carries a bow and arrow and rides a horse.

 

Yazmin
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Goblins Turned to Stone
The Netherlands
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

 

Mia
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Legend of Marmore Falls
Italy
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

A nymph called Nera fell in love with a shepherd called Velino. A goddess named Juno turned Nera into a river because she was jealous and enraged by their love. Velino jumped from Marmore Cliff into the river because of his love for Nera, creating the falls.

Marmore Falls are now a symbol of Velino and Nera’s undying love.

 

Ryder
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Boy Who Wanted More Cheese
The Netherlands
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

 

Festo
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Creation of the World Myth
Uganda
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

Kabezya-Mpungu is the highest god that created the sky, earth and humans. Kabezya-Mpungu had four children, the Sun, Moon, Darkness and Rain. He called his children together and told them that he wanted to leave, so the humans would no longer see him. Before disappearing Kabezya-Mpungu sent the humans Mutima (Heart).

 

Orion
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Dullahan
Ireland
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

 

Dean
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Titan
Greece
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

 

Hayley
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Legend of Maui
New Zealand
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

 

Tyler
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Children of Lir
Ireland
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

 

Andrew
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Godzilla
Japan
The Legend of Saint George and the Dragon
England
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

 

Daniel
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Valkyrie Warrior
The Netherlands
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

 

Kevin
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Tagoloa
Samoa
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

 

Piper
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Loch Ness Monster
Scotland
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

 

Mohammad
Craigmore High School
Age 13

Jinni
Syria
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

 

Sophie
Craigmore High School
Age 13

The Little Mermaid
Denmark
Mythological Creatures, 2022
Ink on cotton

The Little Mermaid is a folktale from Denmark. In the story a mermaid saves a prince from a sinking ship. The mermaid falls in love with the prince. To be with the prince, the mermaid sells her voice to a sea-witch in exchange for legs. The prince falls in love with someone else, not the little mermaid. To become a mermaid once again and save her own life the mermaid has to kill the prince. She can’t bring herself to do it so she kills herself.

In the story the blue of the sea represents her old life and the red of the blood represents her human life and the way she took her own life. The message of this story is about how selfish she was to leave her whole family behind just for the odds to make the prince fall in love with her.