Hugs n Kisses

Team Caluly

               Initially we named the piece X's and O's which was meant to be whimsical, with the purpose of showing how recycled materials could be turned into art. Cards of Wood of Belmont, Michigan, donated their waste: blocks of western red cedar which were unsuitable for their production of veneer sheets used for flavoring fish while being cooked. The X's and O's were created from these blocks. Reclaimed barn wood was used to construct the grid. An epiphany during the design process revealed a deeper meaning for the piece, prompting the name change to Hugs n Kisses. Traditionally, X's and O's symbolize hugs and kisses-expressions of love. Love is wanting the best for those we care about, just as recycling is wanting the best for our environment. When we do both we build a better world.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 6''
  • Medium: Wood,metal, marbles
  • Width: 16'
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 10'

About Team Caluly

Eric and Cal met when Eric's work bench was relocated next to Cal's, at Gilmore Furniture. They soon discovered their common interests of wood working and innovative ideas. Eric proposed entering ArtPrize with an enormous interactive tic-tac-toe composed of recyclable materials. Cal responded, "I'm in one hundred percent!" Thus the team was born.......