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Ripon High School student Ashley Morris works on her sculpture — a woman brandishing a frying pan.

Student Ashley Morris wants her fellow high schoolers to do a double-take when they realize what she did.

“My mind comes up with really weird things sometimes, and then I just go with it,” Morris said.

It’s a near life-size plaster statue of a woman brandishing a frying pan — created for an art class at Ripon High School.

“I just thought, ‘Well, I can do a character that looks a lot like me, and she can be swinging a frying pan at somebody,’” she said. “... When I brought this home last weekend, my brother said, ‘This looks like an angry housewife,’ so now it’s an angry housewife.”

This statue — and nearly 20 others in a variety of positions — are being displayed around Ripon High School, each with their own story.

Students in Amber Boone’s Art 3 and 4 classes teamed up with writers from Barb Ames’ Creative Writing class.

Boone’s artists built the sculptures, and Ames’ writers generated individual stories to correspond with them ... Read the full story in the Nov. 14, 2013 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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