Creation: 20 Paneled Public Art

Lakeland Cardinal Collaborative

The artwork assemblage, "Creation" is a commission for the Dane A. Miller Science Complex of Winona Lake, Indiana. The process encircles a creative collaboration of 7-12 art students, adult artists with special needs, and one kindergarten classroom, "...empowering artists of all ages and abilities to contribute talent to the beauty of public places." 36 panels ranging in size from 20" x 20" to 20" x 60" await installation on a 30-foot 2-story wall gracing the new construction of the central lobby (see panoramic photo). 3D touchable architectural wave-design panels are surfaced with 2,000+ concentric circles painted on potter's wheels. Finished works are rich in abstracted motion and "therapuetically mezmerizing". "Creation" is directed by Acrylic Mosaic Artist, Christi Ziebarth. This work is the the 3rd in a grant-funded collaborative series including works for Warsaw Parkview YMCA and Joe's Kids Children's Therapy Center. Future connections/replica commissions are welcomed.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Potter's Wheel Mosaic
  • Width: 20 inches
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 60 inches

About Lakeland Cardinal Collaborative

Grades 7-12 art students of LCA managed design, paint, assembly, and construction. Adult artists with special needs of Redbird Studio (Cardinal Center Services) share their love of abstracted color-blending by contributing wheel-spun circles. Mrs. Zuidema's Kindergarten Class of Rockford Elementary helped with the color RED.