I am 32 years old and have been living in Grand Rapids for about 6 years. I grew up in Big Rapids, Michigan and have always enjoyed the outdoors. After graduating high school I traveled throughout the United States for about 6 years. I finally made it back home and have loved being here every minute. After finishing nursing school, i had a deep desire to learn how to build something out of wood. I wouldn't consider myself to be especially artistic but i like making things. One day I saw a chair that looked like the shape of Michigan. I knew in my heart of hearts that I needed to learn how to do that. Eventually, it turned into a small business (I mean really small). The idea dawned on me to build a Giant Michigan Shaped Chair because i was thinking about how the land of Michigan supports so many people, and a chair does the same thing, it supports. It is a giant metaphor of the love I have for Michigan for all it does for her inhabitants.
Jonathan's ArtPrize Entries
These are Jonathan's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.