ARTpath 2020 Artist | Craig Hinshaw
Leaf Spiral | Craig Hinshaw
Porcelain, Wood, Paint
Site 02. Grassy Knoll South of Turner Dodge
Sponsored by Sam & Judy Eyde.
Craig Hinshaw received a BS in Art Education and an MFA in Ceramics from the esteemed Cranbrook Academy of Art. His ceramic work has been exhibited state wide and he has authored a number of publications on arts education. Craig is a passionate educator and he has taught at the elementary and collegiate level.
This work is an interactive, site specific work that encourages community engagement. Craig states: "One generation plants acorns, the next enjoys the shade. Enter the Leaf Gate. Slowly walk the large spiral, defined on the grassy knoll by oak leaves painted on the grass. Consider how you will leave this place better than when you came. Make a statement. Thread a twig through a leaf. Press the twig into the ground along the spiral, flag-like."
This work is inspired by the work of English artist Andy Goldsworthy. Goldsworthy uses nature, in nature, to create his art. As his art ages, nature reclaims the natural materials used in its creation.