Imagine walking along a path in a park or on a city sidewalk and coming upon a series of HAND-PAINTED pillars, each with a story to tell. This ARTgarden is a series of pillars with intricate images celebrating WOMEN and the HANDICRAFTS they create. Hand work that has been vitally important to the societal, cultural and historic development of mankind. Pillars are painted to look like embroidery, quilting, weaving, cross stitch and more to tell a STORY with a female focus. Each pillar contains a QR CODE to help tell the story. After ArtPrize, rent these ARTgarden pillars (or different variations) to enhance outdoor spaces and festivals across the United States. Additionally, every time an ARTgarden is rented, an "art desert" community will experience ARTgarden pieces and create their own public art to keep. For ArtPrize, five square pillars show the rentable versions while two triangular pillars show the artwork that would be created and donated to underserved communities.
- Art form: Installation
- Depth: 48”
- Medium: Mixed metal & canvas
- Width: 48”
- Year created: 2021
- Height: 96”
About Sabine LeDieu & Kimber Thompson
Kimber Thompson is a professional muralist and creative visionary whose work can be found across Michigan. Sabine LeDieu is a garbage artist/sculptor that works on projects that support community-made art and creative exploration who displays in Canada, Michigan and South Carolina. These two creative forces have collaborated on art projects for 20+ years.