04 | Botanical Geometry
Sculptural Installation | Christine Beals | Haslett, MI
About This Installation
This geometric abstraction takes the form of a modular display starting with a basic, integral component and growing to a mature entity. Presented in a Pop/Op Art methodology that utilizes color, direction and shapes to fashion the thesis of this hard-edge painting. The contrast of the works color groupings mirrors the contradiction of the piece to its natural ArtPath environment.
Christine Beals is a local artist who utilizes geometric designs, quilt patterns, and the beauty of nature as inspiration for her work. She meticulously maps out on a wooden board, carefully paints and embellishes it, and finally varnishes it to give it a protective coating. The finished product is very similar to examples of folk art, in that it features bold, clean lines and vibrant colors.
Christine's art is functional and adaptable to special requests. It is common to display them outdoors but they work nicely indoors too. Most projects are painted on recycled wooden boards but she has also filled custom orders for work on furniture, birdhouses, and garden pieces. Christine has been painting and honing her artistic talents since 2014. She is completely self-taught but a large part of her experience and skill stems from her years of working in her family's restoration business. There are so many ways to recycle and repurpose a good piece of wood!
Christine was born and raised in Lansing and currently lives in Haslett, Michigan. Most of her days are spent painting in her new studio space, growing beautiful flowers and vegetables, and chasing around four lovable Bernese Mountain dogs.
In June 2019, Christine was honored to have her art displayed for a monthly exhibit at the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. Also, her art was featured on the cover of The City Pulse, a local weekly newspaper in Lansing, Michigan. In 2020, Christine's "Our Elements" was featured in Art Path and she also exhibited at the Lansing Art Gallery's "Michigan Made Holiday Exhibit".
Find On The Trail - Site 04
Oakland Trail Head
This site is South of Buchard Park and a short walking distance away from the fish ladder. This grassy area is near a trailhead and a playground is close by. This highly visible site can be seen from the trail and from the street.