At the ninth annual exhibit of the Wood Middle School, students displayed certain artifacts that tried to bring about a fusion of cultures and civilizations. However, the hand-painted, tri-fold board, ancient Egyptian boat sculpture definitely stood above the rest. Sixth-grader Abigail ‘Abbie’ Keep, 11, created it from recycled clay, rice sack, braided strings and papyrus reeds. It won her a place at the national History Day competition at the county level.
We’re supposed to try and use recycled objects for our projects. I took some clay I saved from a class earlier this year and used it to make cargo pots on my boat, used some of my mom’s material to make a rice sack and braided string to make rope.
She also used some rushes, her mom’s extra fabric and a blue cloth with a wavy pattern. She contacted a local ancient history professor and a British archaeologist in Kuwait to understand of reed boats better. Those who wish to see the recycled sculpture in person may visit this year’s Wood Museum of History at the Alameda Free Library through May 8.
Via: Inside BayArea