Graduated from U of M School of Art and Design in 2000. Graphic designer in Grand Rapids for the last 12 years... ie. The most under-appreciated, hard-working people in the crazy world of advertising, design and politics. Now I am getting back to my fine artist roots! Shel Silverstein's story, 'The Giving Tree,' was the inspiration for my piece, Every Seat Has a Story . The message engraved on the seat back serves as a tribute to the generosity of the many families who have given so much to make this community a wonderful place to live and visit. This bench is also a testament to Grand Rapids' past as a logging center and furniture capital of the world in the 1900's. The faded water on the reverse side represents the tree flowing down the Grand River approximately 100 years ago. The wood itself, a white pine and our state tree, displays the beauty that Michigan has to offer from it's wooded trails to the shoreline of the Great Lakes.
Erica's ArtPrize Entries
These are Erica's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.