Students’ Mural To Be Wrapped Around Egyptian Pyramids

A giant mural created by JSerra Catholic High School students to promote global harmony will be among 5,280 pieces of art from 125 countries wrapped around the Egyptian pyramids during next year’s “The Exhibit of the Century.”

The 5-foot by 12-foot “cyanotype” mural will first travel through major cities of the world as part of the Art Miles Mural project. Created on cloth, the mural was developed through a process that included long exposure to the sun. The students then laid down on the material to make ghost-like impressions of themselves.

“The created mural is a proof of coexistence. What an incredible way to communicate global harmony and peace as a visual collaborative message to the world,” said Regina Stehney, JSerra’s photography teacher.

Added junior Ian Farrell: “The experience helped me learn what it is like to contribute to a large piece of work with others.”

And senior Vincent Villella: “Working together on this international project was an amazing privilege.”

Below are photos of the process – and the artists in front of the mural.

The artists at work
The Artists at Work

Posing in Front of the Mural
Posing in Front of the Mural