Artist: Hopewell Elementary School – Gay Hong Hua and Studen Artists

Sponsor: Morehouse Engineering

Design Statement

The Hopewell Elementary ox design is centered on the idea of our mascot, Freddy the Frog. Students took inspiration from Claude Monet’s Water Lily paintings.

Each side is similar, featuring lily pads and flowers placed in different areas. Students then created a thumb print frog representing them. These were signed using their initials. When looking at the ox from a distance, these frogs are not very distinct, but once up close there is a pleasant surprise. Each student that helped paint the ox will forever be a part of it.

Tyson was sold during the online auction for $2,900.

Stampede Tyson by Hopewell Elementary School
About the Artist

About the Artist

Hopewell Elementary is a jewel of Hopewell Borough. It is a place where children go to learn and be inspired. It is a safe place for student growth and has wonderfully supportive and educated teachers and staff.

Gay Hong Hua studied Art Education at Tyler School of Art/Temple University. Her favorite mode of expression is painting; she works mainly in acrylics. This coming school year will be her third in the Hopewell Valley School District. When she isn’t teaching or painting, she loves to spend time outdoors, sometimes in her garden or exploring new places while hiking.