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As artists and craftsmen there is a point of breakthrough and courage needed to create work that is true to oneself. In Grand Rapids, a city where art is growing into a prominent facet of the culture, artists are encouraged to express themselves freely. This space sources the Grand River as inspiration to show the courage of the artist in breaking free of their restraints for expression. The Grand River is a metaphor of the artist’s gateway into freedom. The river made of tinted acrylic flows through the restricting walnut walls. Water a fluid, in-flux part of nature is the artist, ever changing, speaking and growing. The desk shows a body of water represented by the acrylic top above the gateway of the river below. The desk is split in two pulling ideas from Deconstuctionalism to convey a shift into freedom. In our acrylic benches we are inviting an audience to take part on the courageous journey of the artist and to engage in a more dynamic portrayal of local and global news.

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About KCAD / WZZM 13

A collaborative effort between WZZM 13 and students from Kendall School of Art and Design.