Hunter High art teacher Carl Sundell passed away before one of his most audacious projects was finished.
Upon hearing at the beginning of the school year that Cottonwood High art teacher John Fackrell sought to dethrone Hunter’s stained glass dynasty at the District art show, Mr. Sundell enlisted the help of a capable student to create a ‘monster’ 48” x 36” stained glass window. With more than 1,500 pieces, it would be the largest design ever created by one of his students.
Sadly Mr. Sundell passed away in February, long before the project was completed. The student Mr. Sundell chose to create the window was devastated, but she was determined to finish the window.
Here’s how Hunter art teacher Rock Frampton describes what happened next:
“You have heard the saying that it takes a village to raise a child… Well, it apparently takes a village to put together a five-foot window as well, unless you’re Carl Sundell. With the help of Anne, Quigley, Debbie Jones, Paul Salin, and myself we were able to help her complete her project.”
“It’s amazing that it took four teachers to do what Carl undoubtedly would have done by himself. The student didn’t get the window done in time for the District art show, which was a shame, but we did hold our school show this past week. On the final day of the art show, and with a little extra help from Paul Salins framing skills, we were able to finish.”