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Three Cheers for Petoskey!

Leeann McMichael's avatar Leeann McMichael

Using unconventional materials stretches my abilities and challenges me to step outside my comfort zone. Coffee, beer, and wine are three beverages that are widely popular across the globe, and in Michigan alone, there are over 160 wineries, 350 breweries, and countless coffee shops. I like to consider myself an anomaly in the fact that I don't care for drinking any of the three! So spending countless hours taking in the scent of beverages that do not appeal to me made me focus on the actual painting process and the outcome more than usual. 56 years ago, the Petoskey stone was named Michigan's state stone (even though it is technically a fossilized coral). As a Michigan native, Petoskey stones have always been intriguing to me. Their natural beauty is very unique and stunning, the stones like little treasures to find on the beaches, and I had an amazing time experimenting with their design!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Coffee, Beer, Wine
  • Width: 8.5'
  • Year created: 2020
  • Height: 6'