Students Create Cesar Chavez Mural Out of Dominoes

Students from O'Farrell Community School used more than 5,500 dominos to create this masterpiece

By Gitzel Puente
|  Sunday, Apr 22, 2012  |  Updated 11:08 AM PDT
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Students Create Cesar Chavez Mural Out of Dominoes

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Students from O'Farrell Community School pose with the art piece they created to honor Cesar Chavez. The mural is made out of 5,500 dominos.

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It took 5,500 domino pieces, 40 students and six weeks to create this piece of art.

Students and staff from O'Farrell Community School started this mural using blueprints, and then they glued them to vinyl tiles.

They dedicated this 10-foot mural to farm labor leader Cesar Chavez.

"About two months ago, we decided to do something for the community and what better thing to do than dedicate this to Cesar Chavez. We started telling the kids about it, letting them know what he did, his legacy and how he brought people together for a good cause," says O'Farell's Spanish instructor Jose Islas.

He worked after school with his students to create this original work of art.

Islas and a couple of his students presented this mural to Chicano Park where it will remain as a permanent part of the colorful art collection.

They hope the mural promotes a positive message in the Hispanic community.

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