18 | Path Pals

Sculpture  |  Daniel J. Hogan  |  Lansing, MI

About This Installation

My inspiration for this piece comes from my love of cartoons and funny characters. For example, the works of Jim Henson are a big influence on me. I hope to encourage visitors to snap pictures of friends and family inside the monster’s “mouth” and share them to social media. Please use the hashtags #ArtPathPals and #lansingartpath to share your photos! I see it as a fun way for visitors, especially children, to celebrate being outside while interacting with art, and help promote the River Trail, ArtPath, and Lansing.

Artist Bio

Daniel J. Hogan is a cartoonist living in Lansing with his wife who is also an artist, and his five cats. He moved here after graduating from Grand Valley State University where he studied Film/Video Production and Animation and has lived here ever since. He creates whimsical, quirky pictures and comics, typically using watercolor but experimenting with other mediums as well.

NOTE: Some images are submission proposals. Final artwork photos will be posted after the artist has completed their installation prior to June 1, 2021.

Find On The Trail - Site 18

Elm Park - Near the Baseball Field

This park is a popular space for families and neighbors! With a great view of home plate, this fun location near the dugouts of the popular Elm Park Baseball Field is where you'll find this year's installation.

This location is made possible in part by generous contributions from:
Hude Legal Services, PLLC

ArtPath 2021 is generously supported by our title sponsors Rathbun Insurance and Auto-Owners Insurance. With additional support by:

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Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
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Michigan Economic Development Corporation & Patronicity