Honoring My Special Friends

Leanne VandenBos's avatar Leanne VandenBos

As one of the winners of the Legacy Trust Award Collection, twenty-nine year old Leanne VandenBos will be featured in ArtPrize this year for the first time. This West Michigan artist took art in high school, but her main exposure to and participation with art has been through classes offered by Artists Creating Together. Artists Creating Together is a local non-profit that brings students with disabilities together with artists and art projects. Leanne became involved in Artists Creating Together about six years go. Since then, Leanne has participated in a variety of classes ranging from music to painting to drawing to photography. Leanne’s "Honoring My Special Friends" is a mixed media memorial to her rat terrier, Bilbo Baggins, who died about two years ago. The work features a collage of eight drawings of Baggins and one large drawing of her living dog, Rosie. The collage utilizes water colors, glitter water colors, pastels, and chalk.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth:
  • Medium: Mixed Media
  • Width: 4
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 2