ODA students are the first in Florida to be part of the Ten Thousand Flowers project.
Celia Rayman, a sophomore at the Out-of-Door Academy, carefully brushed off the extra paint from her saturated brush so that her strokes on the mural in front of her would be perfect.
She then went about creating the light pink petals of a flower.
It might only be one flower among 10,000, but this one was going to be as good as possible. Every time she walks past the mural in the stairwell of the upper school's arts center in Lakewood Ranch, she will know she was part of something special.
That something special is the Ten Thousand Flowers project of Pennsylvania artist Tim Gibson.