From furniture to fine arts

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By: Mikayla Grumiaux, Photo Editor

The students in Mr. Calfee’s English classes had to get creative with their last project. They were asked to turn a piece of furniture that could be found in any ordinary home into an artistic representation of a banned book that they read in the second quarter. Along with the visual representation, students were required to fill out a reading log throughout the quarter, research the author of their book, and find out why it was banned. All of the students’ creative projects are displayed around Calfee’s room, and below are pictures of a few of them.

Brian Baum, who read _Fahrenheit 451_, blended the eerie colors of deep green, bright yellow, and dark black onto a stool, with books on top that seem to be a bit burnt on the edges. Photo by Mikayla Grumiaux
Thomas Jordan captures the dystopian story, _Fahrenheit 451_, by adding burnt book pages, and a blanket of ashes onto something as innocent as a child’s chair. Photo by Mikayla Grumiaux
From a decorative side table to a colorful work of art, Rudy Bojorquez created an abstract piece to represent the popular banned book, _A Clockwork Orange_. Photo by Mikayla Grumiaux
This lamp was turned from a blank slate into a scene that included a ranch house with a detailed view of the sunset. Gene Shin artistically represented the book _Looking for Alaska_. Photo by Mikayla Grumiaux
The novel _Flowers for Algernon_ takes on the hands of time. Taylor Allen took something as ordinary as a clock and added festive tape to its border, and placed sketched scenes from the story over its numbers. Photo by Mikayla Grumiaux
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Who knew that a basketball and stool could be combined to become something as unique as Sarah Trent’s representation of the book, _The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian_? Photo by Mikayla Grumiaux