Stained Glass with found objects and colored grout. 2017
Gate on Grand
Privately commissioned gate project. Elements of steel and rock were used to create this functional yet organic looking piece. 2017
Resilient Communities Workshop: Exploring Forms of Racism through Art
Participants created kaleidoscope sculptures that represented their personal biases and illustrated that we all experience the world looking through lenses of bias. Understanding our personal bias helps us to understand how we view things and how we may improve our relationships within our community. Workshop participants were lead through this art/experience by Sabine LeDieu and Noble Schuler as part of a community out- reach project offered by Resilient Communities Group. 2017
VOCES Interactive Sculpture: "Many Voices, One Community"
Created in a workshop setting on the “day without immigrants” gathering. This sculpture was created by immigrant community members, their children and community allies working side by side, laughing, sharing ideas and cherishing a creative space that crossed language and culture. Shared art remains a powerful tool for bridging barriers, building relationships and is a pathway for sharing our thoughts, ideas and a way that we amplify our voices.
This piece represents the beautiful diverse voices that embody our community. Each individual piece holds two faces looking towards each other. These faces represent our own voice and the voice of someone round us. Much like the unique, individual pieces of wood our voices are also very unique and individual. Like true voices, the pieces are not stagnant and stiff, but rather, they float and twist and turn, invoking ripples of movement from one piece to another. It is only when we step back that we see how our singular voice has created the whole and how through our many voices, there is one community. 2017
Signs of Hope
Installation November 2016-February 2017. Over 500 signs were painted on discarded election signs and given away free to the community at large. These are positive messages that were meant to inspire hope in a time when many needed inspiration and our community needed positive thoughts and messages. This installation was inspired by the results of the 2016 presidential election, and I worked with many community members and volunteers to paint the message of hope. There were 45 messages painted on the signs. A sample of the messages: Silence is Approval; Harmony Together; Inspire Kindness; Resolve to Help; Good Vibes People; All One Humanity; Stand Up Together; Celebrate Differences; Racism is Wrong; Make it Better; More in Common; Love Wins; Women’s Rights are Human Rights; Listen, Love, Repeat; Hope; Climate Change Matters.
Hamilton Lake Hurons
Made from plate steel and re-bar, 50-inches tall. Commissioned by the Hamilton Lake, IN Association. Two herons stand at different points on the shore and were installed on custom bases. 2015 & 2016
Reading Nests and Reading Pup Tents
Unique spaces for little ones to read. 2016
Little Free Libraries
Designed, created and installed 10 little free libraries across Calhoun County. Worked with students from Athens Public High School, Kellogg Community College, and Burmese Student Association along with volunteers and professional artists. These Little Free Libraries were installed in high need areas with steward support to keep them stocked with books. They are installed at: The Gathering Place (Burma Center), Sprout Urban Farms (Kendall St Garden), New Level Sports (Battle Creek), Turkeyville, Eckford Township Hall, Fredonia Township Hall, Athens Community Foundation, Kids Corner (Athens), Battle Creek Art Center, Marshall Fire Station (Arms St). 2016
Rain Barrels and Accessible Planters Project
Working in concert with SPROUT Urban Gardens, this project called together several groups of people to construct, design and paint artistic rain barrels and planters. Rain Barrels were promoted and sold through SPROUT to local water conscious gardeners and the accessible planters were installed at Marshall House Seniors Apartments and at the Marshall Rehabilitation and Care Center. CIR participants worked to install the accessible planters at SPROUT Urban Farm at 245 N Kendall St. which allowed persons of all abilities to garden in these accessible planters. 2016
Phoenix Rising From The Ashes
Collaboration with Kimber Thompson and George Crandall. This is a kinetic sculpture of a Phoenix that moves in the wind. It sits upon a tree that is painted to look like it is on fire (by Kimber Thompson) and is a steel armature with feathers cut from old billboard material. It is installed at Battle Creek’s Fantasy Forest in Leila Arboretum. 2015