THEY finally made it after hours of hard work and in some cases packets of Band-Aids.
Orange Christian School year 12 students Rebecca Bateman, Heidi Knight, Tamara Bransgrove and Emma French stood back and could not believe their last 13 years of schooling culminated in these finished Higher School Certificate major works.
The girls worked on the projects for the best part of three terms of school.
For Tamara, it was a labour of love because she is “horse crazy”.
The artwork is a series of sketches of three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva, .
“I wanted to show the progression of her life from a foal to a racehorse in training, the excitement of the race itself, her satisfaction in retirement,” she said.
“My father introduced me to drawing and taught me as a young child and I have thrived ever since.”
But Tamara said her dad was not allowed to see the completed project.
Heidi is also off the land and wondered if people ever thought about life through the eyes of animals.
“I painted this through the perspective of a sheep,” she said.
“This artwork goes through the processes of the effects of drought on animals and how their lives revolve around the elements and the decisions of the farmer.”
Rebecca wanted to show people a representation of what was inside the mind of an artist in her sculpture.
“The bowls represent the protective walls around the individuals mind,” she said.
Emma French studied design and technology and came up with a clever way to combine a chair and a desk.
She calls it the “Hand D desk”.
The front desk section folds in and the chair can slide in the front and be almost concealed.