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Grand Rapids Number One Export

Tyler Saylor's avatar Tyler Saylor

To say Grand Rapids has a strong craft beer culture is an under statement. In our city, Beer City USA, we are able to enjoy offerings from many artisan brewers. Taking four humble ingredients, hops, barley, water and yeast, to create artistry. What some do not see is the beauty in the raw ingredients themselves. The floral nature of a budding hop accompanied by the pine and citrus aromas or the array of rich and vibrant colors from the grains. This is what I am showcasing, using home grown hops and local grain, in three pieces. Wearable art in the form of Earrings and necklaces, a back lit view of a frothy pint and a 3' by 3' State of Michigan, all of which using hops and grains. Our city continues to grow and our local economy flourish. Spearheading this growth and allowing our tourism to exponentially increase are our artisan brewers. Though none of this would be possible without the beauty of both hops and barley coming together to create Grand Rapids Number One Export!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 3"
  • Medium: Hops/Barley/Multimedia
  • Width: 3' 4"
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 3' 6"