PETER W. MICHEL, Sculptor     Sculpture in Celebration of Self, Relationship and Community
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A public sculpture for
The Beauchamp Branch Library in the Southside Neighborhood of Syracuse, NY
"Community as Family" was installed on August 1st
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Community As Family
 Community As Family
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"Community as Family"
      

Imagine a community that was functioning as a healthy family - where each individual was encouraged to be fully self expressed and to be the best that they could be, where each member was looking out for other family members with encouragement and support, where the entire family worked as one to create a nurturing and fulfilling life for all.  What a joy that would be.

This sculpture is intended to be a playful symbol for just such a community.  The varied color and form of the figures symbolize the diverse make up of the community. The rainbow colors are a symbol of an inclusive community.  The Circle represents the unity and the unified voice of a community coming together to create this place that nurtures everyone and that everyone can be proud of.

The sculpture is made of painted aluminum elements bolted together and to a concrete base.  It is 6'-7" high (above the concrete slab) x 6'-0" in diameter.

                                 
Community As Family
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Please contact me with your comments and questions by email at peter@petermichel.com or mail at the address below.
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 1997/2011 by Peter W. Michel                Posted 4-13-11   updated 11-21-15
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 Peter W. Michel, sculptor  185 Brookside Lane Fayetteville, NY 13066  315-632-4780 peter@petermichel.com