The Allenvale School's Plastic Piping Sculpture
went for the weekend to the Marlboro Middle School.
June Sommer ( a quilt maker ) was cruising by our house "The
ArtYard" and saw the Allenvale
Plastic Sculpture. She knocked on our door and invited us to participate for the weekend in the Molly Pitcher Quilt Show.
Tony King is the artist / teacher who created the Allenvale Sculpture with students. "Our
piece is called, Triflora Polychromas Plasticus ; Gigantia . / or three very large multi-colored
plastic flowers. It was constructed by the students of Allenvale Special School, a school designed to accommodate
children with problems related to Autistic Spectrum Disorder although
there are also some students with
Behavioral Problems, Downs Syndrome and other more complex and undiagnosed conditions. The children who worked
on this project were from our senior school ranging in age between 11years and 20 years old. The school has
a web site at, www.chch.school.nz/allenvale and the
email address is, firstname.lastname@example.org.