Westfield kids make Obama mural from 2,420 dominoes
Tuesday, students at Franklin Avenue Elementary School in Westfield, Massachusetts, unveiled a mural of President Barack Obama that they had constructed from 2,420 dominoes.
The project was done in collaboration with nearby Westfield State College, and based on a design developed by mathematician Robert Bosch of Oberlin College in Ohio. The school’s kindergarten to fifth-graders, with help from some Westfield State students, worked on the 4-foot-tall, 6.5-foot-wide mural from March until this month. The “Obaminoes” artwork depicts Obama giving a thumb’s-up during his inauguration in January. The project was somehow related to learning math.
Pictured from top to bottom: The grand mural itself; the June 16 unveiling; and Franklin Avenue first-graders working with volunteer Kris Hedblom on a panel for the mural. The students are, from left, Abigail Parker, Kimberly Otting, Amaya Grabowski and Tim Yurovskiyh.