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Installation  |  Martha Carés | Sawyer, MI

About This Installation

I will create new works of art specifically for this site specific community project - each concept based on vibrant, fun, happy works members of community will “meet” along your beautiful trails. Each piece shining brightly, and attracting visitors while engaging folks, communities and families!

We have all been greatly challenged since early 2020 globally, nationally and locally and we have all been doing our best to navigate our challenging times. What better way is there to smile, find happiness, laugh, be inspired, wish, dream and imagine than through public art?

I would like to transform this breathtaking natural environment into an outdoor art experience - a fresh air gallery - - - one of color, light, fun, and surprise. I envision punctuating special spots along the trails with fun, original large-scale paintings featuring my original cast of characters fabricated of aluminum. Each work of art welcoming the viewer to pause, reflect and enjoy the moment. My happy works of art will feature uplifting messages to captivate, inspire and charm members of the community and visitors alike - happy works of art to inspire, connect and delight folks of all ages and to encourage us all to enjoy the moment and imagine brighter days ahead.

Artist Bio

In contrast to my work as a performing artist which emanates from the depths of emotion, my sensibilities as a visual artist spring forth with playful vitality and buoyancy. Drawings and sketches take shape as free-spirited animate forms, radiating a sense of happiness, warmth, and comfort while inspiring narrative. Wonders of this beautiful world, its resources, and its inhabitants abound with every breath, every gesture, every glance. As individuals and as a whole we have the ability to make positive changes and help others. Aesthetic expression, whether realized through music, the visual arts, dance, literature or the performing arts holds the power to transport, change, influence, and enrich our lives, and those sharing our wondrous planet. In creating and exhibiting my work, I hope to spark a dialogue of awareness. In America, six to eight million animals are taken in by rescue organizations and shelters each year. Protecting the precious life of an animal through volunteering, adoption or donation moves well beyond the rescue of a fellow living creature, for through these generous acts of love, we too are rescued.

Find On The Trail - Site 20

Elm Park Near the Baseball Field

This park is a popular space for families and neighbors! This area has a large, concrete base that is a great space for a sculpture.

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

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