I am honored to be nominated by Americans for the Arts for their campaign with Kris Wine to raise awareness of public art. Grants are awarded to the projects that receive the most votes.
“New Growth Forest” is in the running!
I created whimsical, carved stone and wood sculptures depicting trees, birds, deer, and wildlife and installed them in vignettes throughout the newly constructed East Roswell Library. I imagined the plants and animals displaced by construction slowly returning to a "New Growth Forest", the library, now taking up residence among the books and shelves.
The imagery reinforces the surrounding Chattahoochee River landscape as well as the environmental sustainability and LEEDS certification of the library. Seventy Five percent of materials used were recycled from the site including construction palettes and waste. Sections of a large oak tree, which stood on the site but was too old to be salvaged, was also re-purposed. It's wood was used as the primary material of the sculptures.
I would appreciate your time and consideration in voting for my project. You can vote and show your support,by clicking here.
You can vote once a day until Oct 31st.