GARDEN OF EDAN AND ENDANGERED ANIMALS
Artist Lily Hawkes is currently completing a residency at Our Lady and St Joseph primary school, where she has been making work inspired by the story of St Francis and the wolf. She has been exploring the idea of an agreement between humanity and animals to live harmoniously; she focused on the description of the wolf placing its paw in St Francis’ hand signifying a pact between the two. This was the basis for her large-scale drawing and sculptural work using clay.
This story was also the starting point for the 1:1 project with students in which they have been looking at endangered animals and considering the human impact on our environment and ecosystems. Upcoming projects at the school will build on this knowledge and incorporate images and narrative surrounding The Garden of Eden.