Creating Awareness: UC Merced Students Environmental Mural

Students enrolled in the spring semester 2008 Arts 71 class taught by Karen LeCocq collaborated to create a mural that addresses concerns over the natural environment. In a truly collective project, the students were encouraged to share their ideas through brain storming sessions and research. The resulting mural, measuring 6 x 18 ft.,follows the degradation of the environment from pollution and over development. A hopeful message is conveyed through the representation of UC Merced's own Roland Winston, School of Engineering, surrounded by alternative energy sources from the sun and the wind, concluding with the remergence of lush plant and animal life.

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