'Signature Project' Visits West End Elementary

Artist Patrick Dunning brought his work to Lynbrook last week.

The following is from Madeline Donnarumma:

A celebration of life beyond description, also known as The Signature Project, visited Lynbrook's West End Elementary last week.

Students and staff were captivated by artist Patrick Dunning's presentation. The project was conceived in 1992 when Patrick decided to create a new art form, a digital tapestry that could be completed only by collaborating with more than 1 million people.

The Signature Project is a multi-faceted, unique, exhilarating tapestry blending art and technology. Its core is a huge 76 feet by 36 feet mural layered with hidden secrets.

Dunning's performance brings the mural to life, as he ingeniously weaves stories about many of those who sign it, expressing the richness of world cultures.

The finished painting will be a collection of layered images, one of which is composed entirely of individual signatures, while other layers are revealed by using x-rays, magnetic fields or ultraviolet light.

This is a favorite for teachers and students, which will hopefully make its way back to West End before it's completed.

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