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Facing the pandemic: Strathallan students create striking sculpture

Published Tuesday 18th of January 2022 12:00:00 PM

Sixth Form students at Strathallan School have put a face to the pandemic, creating a clay mask of faces symbolising the range of emotions felt by many during the national lockdowns.

Currently on display in the school’s Art Department, the piece called ‘Faces of the Pandemic’ took four weeks to create, with over seven A-Level students contributing to the project.

Two students involved in creating the sculpture were Art Scholars Isobel W and Issy W.

Isobel W said, “It’s important to create art about the pandemic. It reminds us of the shared experience we all faced and can serve as a reminder of how quickly things can change.”

Issy W added, “Contributing to the sculpture made me realise how many emotions everyone had to endure during the lockdowns. I realised during the process that there’s a lot of anger, loneliness and sadness that come up when the younger generations discuss the pandemic and it’s important to share this perspective.”

Head of Art at Strathallan School, Frank Glancy said, “I’m incredibly impressed by the range of emotions and skill our A-Level group has shown in creating this together. There’s a beautiful irony in how close the wee faces are on the mask given how much distance we’ve all had to adapt to.”

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