The Stream of Life

Sara Briggs-Grzegorski's avatar Sara Briggs-Grzegorski

The Stream of Life is a community-based art project designed to raise awareness about protecting the Grand River and Lake Michigan. This large-scale mural shows how rainwater flows over the ground, goes down storm drains, and ends up in the river. As the water flows, it picks up pollution from any surface it touches (soil, pet waste, fertilizer, litter, grass clippings, oil, and more). If this pollution reaches the river, it can make humans sick, harm fish and birds, and reduce the quality of this amazing river. We need your help to make sure pollution stays out of the river. The mural was designed by a me, a team of my 7th & 8th grade students, along with 0ver 55 community volunteers.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: N/A
  • Medium: Environmentally friendly low VOC Latex acrylic paint
  • Width: 250ft
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 50ft