Patterns of Community

Silicon Valley youth reflect on community identity in patterns. Patterns will be on the ceiling of the Seeking Shelter Bus Stop at the 2012 Zero1 Biennial.
Untitled by Claire C.  5th grader, Stevens Creek Elementary, Cupertino, CA. “The trees represent the redwood trees in Cupertino. I also have redwood trees in my front yard. The rivers represent the reservoir. It is very close to our school. Flowers are in my backyard so I drew flowers. The sun represents all the sunny days here in Cupertino. The cherries represent all the cherry orchards that were grown here.”

Ravines of Phar Lap by Sean M. 5th grader, Stevens Creek Elementary School, Cupertino, CA." This represents where I live. I live on a street called Phar Lap. Phar Lap Ravine kind of looks like this."

Cupertino Design by Brendan Yu, 5th grader, Stevens Creek Elementary School, Cupertino, CA.” It shows an acorn which represents the Ohlone tribe and the Oak trees. It has hands which represents that we have lots of different types of people here, and it has an ipod that represents Apple Computers.”
Las Paletas by Anayolis R. 6th grader, Renaissance Academy, San Jose, CA.” My inspiration is my community, all the Latino people. The elements of my community are the ice cream man and all the agriculture of strawberry and cherries.”
The Lightning Bow by Elizabeth M. 6th grader, Renaissance Academy, San Jose, CA. “My community gave me the inspiration by the lightning representing the violence. The bow would be making or trying to make peace.”

Hot Delicious Food by Dung P. 6th grader, Renaissance Academy, San Jose, CA. " In my pattern I use hot pots, noodles, tofu, vegetables and leaves as food."

Roses by Noemi V. 6th grader, Renaissance Academy, San Jose, CA. “They use this in traditional Mexican festivals. My inspiration is Mexicans. Women wear roses in their hair and on their clothing (in Baile Folklorico).”
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