Collabrative Work

 

Occasionally, I get the opportunity to work with others to design and create collabrative projects.  Click on an image to find out more about my mixed media and tile mural group projects.

Community Works!
Community Works!

12'x5'x1" handmade tile mural. Each student at Cherry Creek Elementary in Lowell made a few tiles for the mural. The students also helped install the tiles too!

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Full Circle
Full Circle

Collaborative project with Harbor Hospice staff and volunteers in Muskegon, MI. 5'x5'x4', copper, porcelain and wood

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Full Circle installation view
Full Circle installation view

Full Circle is installed at the Poppen Hospice Residence in their Reflection room.

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Conversation
Conversation

Barn wood and porcelain community project for Newaygo County Council for the Arts. Kids of all ages helped make the porcelain parts for the 7'x6'x6" wall sculpture.

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Connversation detail
Connversation detail
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Conversation detail
Conversation detail

Happy face!

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Garden of the Imagination
Garden of the Imagination

35'x7'x1" handmade tile mural for the Fremont Middle School in Fremont, MI. Students, teachers and staff made all the tiles for the mural. Students helped glaze them too. Professional tile installers and volunteers put the mural up over a few days.

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Grouting the Garden
Grouting the Garden

Grouting handmade tile is very labor intensive (the grout goes on great, but clean up is tedious).

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Final Design for Fremont Middle
Final Design for Fremont Middle

I developed three different designs for students to vote on. This is the one they selected for the Fremont Middle School project.

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Solace Under the Starry Sky
Solace Under the Starry Sky

Tile mosaic made with the helps of middle school students for the Grant Middle School. The 20'x9' mural is made with solid body porcelain tiles that were cut up and used to create the design.

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Detail from Solace
Detail from Solace
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Grouting Solace
Grouting Solace

Installation and grouting was completed by professional tile installers from Welch Tile. I assisted in wiping down the mosaic.

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Grow Garden Grow
Grow Garden Grow

This colorful tile mural was created with the help of hundreds of kids for the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. Framed size 5.5'x11'x3"

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Installation view
Installation view
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Detail from Grow Garden Grow
Detail from Grow Garden Grow
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More ant details
More ant details
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Kid drawings for Grow Garden Grow
Kid drawings for Grow Garden Grow

Kids led the way on what the garden would grow before the finial design was drawn up.

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Heart
Heart

Extra tiles from Grow Garden Grow were used to make a 2'x3' tile piece.

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