After veteran Ron Leigh enrolled in Kellogg Community College, he became interested in art. Before long, Ron developed his own artistic concepts, incorporating many effective creative strategies. His Marching Behind Heroes project, a time-based, site-specific installation, involves the transition of shadows from sunrise to sunset. Symbolically, this continual movement of light, throughout the day, causes the shadows to appear to be walking across the sidewalk or grass. The conceptual work also invites the viewer to reflect on a veteran’s sacrificial journey. Ron earned recognition through this very ambitious project, and he continues to explore artistic expression and community engagement. By utilizing art to develop positive outreach, Ron offers the viewer an opportunity to experience empathy-Marching Behind Heroes.
- Art form: Installation
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