The Vault of Secret Dreams

The Vault of Secret Dreams

Augusto Bordelois

In this incredible residency, students design, build and cast a three-dimensional mosaic and cement sculpture, challenging them with math and engineering concepts. Students write down their dreams, secrets and fears and place them in a vault, a secure place they create and seal with cement. The outside of the vault is beautiful mosaic that the students design themselves. The students calculate the amount of cement needed in cubic feet and they figure out what kind and how much mesh to use inside the sculpture. Students estimate what the final weight of the piece will be using mathematical calculations. This unique experience creates a lasting and beautiful piece of art that will endure for decades and can be displayed inside or outside your school! A completed vault can weigh several hundred pounds and may be made in any shape desired. This residency typically takes several days to complete. Material fee determined by project.