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Project Gallery - Apollo's Ascent




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PHOENIX PROJECT | EMBLEM QUILT | QUILT SLAM | APOLLO'S ASCENT


2005
Apollo's Ascent

TRACI MOLLOY, PROJECT DESIGNER

The project is named after Apollo, the Greek God of the sun, music, poetry, the truth, and healing. Apollo's brother was Hermes, the Messenger God.

Apollo's Ascent features a series of mono-prints and relief Styrofoam prints that were created by campers and staff as "postcards" of tribute. The children were asked to consider a special memory when constructing their images. The memory could involve a scene, image or icon representing America's Camp, school, home, or the person they lost. After making a series of prints, the child would then choose one to write a message on, essentially creating a postcard to send home, as many overnight campers often do.

On the final evening of camp, several hundred prints (with messages) were attached as tails to three weather balloons to await release. The balloons would function as gigantic kites, transporting the messages to the sky. Every child at camp held on to the extended rope while a blessing was offered. The balloons were released simultaneously into the sky.

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