03 | Rainbow Trout

Sculpture  |  Craig Hinshaw |  Davison, MI

About This Installation

Rainbow Trout, clear cast resin trout imbedded with colorful discarded plastic will address and create an awareness to plastic's double-edged sword.

Three clear cast resin trout, imbedded with bits of cast-off colorful plastic, arranged in the spectrum of the rainbow, will 'swim' above the Art Path with the Grand River as a backdrop. The trout will be housed in a black welded-steel frame. The summer sun, streaming through the plastic will create a radiant stained-glass effect.

A steel rod, which supports the fish, will be screwed to the back of the wood railing which runs along the boardwalk at site #4. No damage will be created to the railing and dismantling will be simply removing the screws.

Note: As plastic breaks down in the Great Lakes microscopic pieces of plastic are found in the lakes and even the drinking water. More than 22 million pounds of plastic pollution end up in the Great Lakes every year, according to the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Artist Bio

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.

Find On The Trail - Site 03

Old Town Boardwalk

This long stretch of the boardwalk is in the heart of the historic Old Town Neighborhood.

This location is made possible in part by generous contributions from:
Sam & Judy Eyde

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