Last year my friend James Alt spearheaded the Bench Warming Project to bring some color and interest to downtown Lapeer - our first official public art project.
Today we got our first outdoor sculpture. "New Life and Harmony" was designed by Vera Peltonen Bean specifically for this location next to our new rain garden seating area. It represents the "koru" theme which is explained in an engraved plaque attached to the piece. I think it is a beautiful and fitting complement to the rain garden area.
I truly hope the graffiti artists around town will respect the artwork and consciously choose NOT to add their own personal touches to it.
More photos here.