“Clearing the Board,” animated GIF by @aforgrave

For a number of years now, students have spontaneously brought me little pieces of art that they have made for me, and I have taken to posting them on the bulletin board behind my desk.

Each June, as I undertake the task of shutting down the classroom for the summer, I remove the bits of art in preparation for the next year. 

This year, however, having reached my retirement with the board, I paused before starting to remove the art, and decided that I needed to capture the experience. The GIF above is the result.  

This is also the first piece of de•tri•tus art that I have posted here after close to two years. As of today, I’m starting to remedy that Art Lack (as originated and perfected by @JimGroom).