The three-year project was initiated by a group comprising Fr Charles Gauci and other clergy, Cardijn College students, teachers and maintenance staff as well as the school’s artist-in-residence Connie Giacomus.
Marianna Mastrapasqua, who wrote the grant for the school and the church, said the idea was to create an art piece that represented the community and its faith.
“There are several symbols that were chosen due to their connection in our local area, including St Luke the Evangelist, St Columba, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Mary of Galilee, St Joan of Arc, St Joseph, the dove of peace, St John the Apostle and St Peter the rock,” she said.
Teachers Brenda Byrne and Ashleigh Taylor wrote the religious education program to bring it into the school.
The students worked with the symbols provided and came up with original images.
Marianna then worked with the artist Connie Giacomus taking the students’ images and bringing the cross to life.
Nick Mitchell from the Cardijn maintenance team constructed the frame and the rest of the maintenance crew helped install it.Jump to next article