To celebrate April’s Autism Awareness Month, a Dorchester school decided to show off the work of its autistic students.
Pictured: A mosaic of Governor Deval Patrick
Over the past year, students from the Joseph Lee School made a number of giant mosaics featuring famous figures from African-American history and contemporary politics and culture.
Pictured: A mosaic of President Barack Obama
Each mosaic took weeks to construct and incorporates thousands of tiny pieces of paper.
Pictured: A mosaic of Senator Elizabeth Warren
Murals reach a height of 10 feet, a width of 20 feet and include about 16,000 1-inch pieces of construction paper. Needless to say, the school’s hallways have gotten a lot more colorful.
Pictured: Mosaics lined up in the Joseph Lee’s hallways.
Past mosaics have featured Mayor Thomas M. Menino, President Barack Obama, and former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown.
Pictured: A mosaic of Dr. Martin Luther King and Brown
Students from the school recently celebrated their work at an art show. Local elected officials and members of Boston Public Schools were invited into the school’s classroom.
Pictured: Superintendent Carol R. Johnson celebrated the artwork with students.
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