I was commissioned by Great Northern Mall in North Olmsted, Ohio, to create a Paper Sculpture Art Installation. The theme is devoted to 'Celebrate Summer!' and incorporates many of the activities we enjoy during this season. Here are a few statistics from this display: It is made from: 98% Corrugated, Cardboard & Paper 2% Hot Glue, Wire, Rope & String * It took 673 Hours to Create & required 345 Hot Glue Sticks, 180 Razor Blades & 1 Band-Aid * Just some of the elements incorporated into the design are: 830 Corrugated Cobblestone Pavers 598 Hand-Made Paper Flowers, 405 Rings of Water 9 Carrots, 5 Trees, 4 Fish, 3 Watermelon Slices, 2 Cupcakes & 1 Clock Tower Plus: a Home, Tent, Dock, Car, Bridge, Garden, Playground, Park Bench & more!!
This whimsical corrugated gate stands at the center of the display and illustrates where the little road and journey of 'Celebrate Summer!' begins. It is decorated with colorful paper roses for little ones to touch!
It is difficult to fit the entire display into one image. It is approximately 12' x 25', covers the floor and has five elements hanging from the ceiling. Thank goodness for scissor lifts and the team at Great Northern for being patient as each item was hung with care. The Sun, the Moon, a Kite, Hot Air Balloon and an Airplane are all suspended from above!
One of my most favorite elements is the Cow jumping over the moon... she is hand-colored & I love her!
For those lucky ones, the Summer could also be a ride in a Hot Air Balloon. This one carries a basket of hand-made Paper Flowers and gently turns in the breeze of the Mall.
I tried to capture a picture of this plane in the Mall, very difficult to achieve. This is an image from inside my Studio. I think the little Dog as Pilot with a paper scarf in the wind is the perfect finishing touch to this corrugated form of transportation!
A close-up of the cobblestone paved road, flowers gathered all around and a bee buzzing just above the flowers shows the dimensional detail. On the upper right, is an image of the back of the little house complete with a scarecrow and garden in the yard.
There had to be a pond for fishing along with a dock! A little boy is even catching a fish! The bridge, natural grasses around the pond and water lilies complete the scene.
Camping is a great Summer activity. We have a tent with roll-up windows, sleeping bag, suitcase, fishing rod & fish, chairs, flip flops hanging from the window and even a little mouse camping out with the family.
A view of this home with shingles, decorative siding, shutters, window boxes and little shrubs alongside the door.
Trying to capture a another view of the entire design. I think I need to bring out the wide-angle lens!
Our little car headed to the lake! Stuffed suitcase on top!
A close-up of the car... with Peace Sign steering wheel, vase of flowers on dashboard.
Picnic Table and complete feast for the summer.
What would summer be without a variety of food? We have a picnic for you to see. A yummy pie, a slice of cake, corn on the cob, watermelon wedges & potato chips... complete with a few ants getting away with some chips of their own!
There had to be a Lemonade Stand!
And, we can always count on our puppies to lick those Ice Cream Cones that land on the sidewalk!
Our Wishing Well is used to collect COMMENTS from Great Northern Visitors regarding the display. Random names will be selected, they will receive Paper Flowers or Free Paper Flower Classes!!!!
Please visit Great Northern Mall in North Olmsted, Ohio to see this display. It is located inside the Mall close to Macy's!!
- OLMSTED FALLS CLASS REUNION!! -
To celebrate the 60's for this Class Reunion, we incorporated 'Peter Max' style art to remind everyone of their graduation. Corrugated forms are stacked between trees and backlit with colorful LED lighting from Latitude 41 Creative LLC. Paper Flowers were placed at random throughout for the 'flower power' design style of the time!!