The words "Global Awareness Saves the Planet" flows from left to right in front of animals that have become icons to represent threatened wildlife: a toucan, giraffe, elephant, tiger, lioness.
Except in this depiction, they're wearing gas masks, or surgical masks people in some metropolises wear to cut out some of the smog.
This provocative design was by the hands of students from Cranston at the 14th annual Providence Street Art Festival. And it earned the students on a sunny September day first place in the High School and Environmental category. They also nabbed second place in the People's Choice award.
Cranston High School West Principal Thomas Barbieri said the students captured a "hat trick" by winning first and second place in the categories.
The event, sponsored by the Providence Rotary Club, was held on a sunny and mild September day. Participating in this year’s events:
Instructor: Mrs. V. Bruzzi-Krsulic
Students: Amy Andrews Hunter Colford Morgan DiMaio Anita Fang Janine Petracca Sophia Perrotta Nicole Proia Alexandra Smith James Tsang Olivia Whelan