Helen Devos Children’s Hospital
Collaborating on a commission for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital my husband, Cameron Van Dyke and I designed a large-scale water feature that would show children interacting with life’s greatest source; water. As part of the commission we
were to incorporate student’s work into the sculpture, and so we chose three area schools for this; NorthPointe Christian High
School, where I teach, and Grand Rapids Christian High School and an after-school program with the Grand Rapids Public Schools. Students were asked to consider the playful, whimsical quality of Dr. Seuss for their inspiration. Their designs, created in ceramic, had to fulfill specifications of size, color,texture and water flow.
Student-Designed 32 foot laser cut panel on the Beatitudes of Christ
Through the generosity of the Arts Council of Grand Rapids, Hascall Steel, Wyser Innovative Products, Cameron Van Dyke,LLC and Magnum Powder Coating NorthPointe Christian High School sculpture students designed a 32 foot outdoor wall relief based on the Beatitudes of Christ found in Matthew 5. Students prepared their designs on RHINO and then during the summer panels were laser cut and powdercoated.