Thursday, October 15, 2009

Lin Schorr : The Collaborative Murals

Lin Schorr


I am honored to have recently been a participating artist in a collaborative mosaic mural that will soon be installed at the Providence Park Medical Campus in Novi, Michigan. The project was conceived by an online friend and fellow artist, the beautiful, Lin Schorr, who is in the process of coordinating the fourth in a series of four said murals.

The concept came about when one of Lin’s mosaics was chosen as first place winner in a mosaic challenge group.
...of Atlantis

The group’s rules state that the winner of the challenge be allowed to choose the theme for the next challenge. Lin chose the swirl….and from this, Swirlendipity I. & II. were born.
Swirlendipity I.

Lin stated:

After some fast and furious brainstorming on the part of a few of the artists in the group, the little swirls had morphed themselves into a full blown mosaic quilt project. Being the instigator of the swirls I jumped at the chance to be the one to pull it all together... I do love a big project!

We ended the challenge on October 31st with 61 swirl entries! Though because not all were made on mesh I was sent the 56 that were. This created another challenge: To design the mural with the mosaics touching each other or break the project into 2 panels of 28. The swirls were almost perfectly divided into cool & warm colors so I decided to break it up.


Swirlendipity I will be located on the Orthopedics & Surgery level of the hospital and Swirlendipity II on the Women’s Services/Labor & Delivery & Neonatal level.

The mural I participated in was a mosaic jigsaw puzzle called, “Amuzapalooza”. The theme was "color" and each artist interpreted her puzzle piece in rich, saturated colors that, when united, created this incredible, cohesive design.

Amuzapalooza
I am at a loss for words to describe the overwhelmingly great feeling of having participated in a work of art so beautiful and with so many fantastic artists! I will always be grateful to Lin for allowing me to be a part of it. I think she has come up with something that has great potential for many fantastic future projects.

I can’t wait to get started on the next one.

Amuzapalooza will be installed on the Neurological Sciences & Oncology level of the hospital, and the 4th and final mural, still in its design phase, will be located on the Cardiology & Surgery level with the appropriate theme....hearts!

Artists who participated in the Swirlendipity I. project are:


Maria Alvarez – Lundie

Kim Barrow

Christine Brallier

Cynthia Buhrig

Candace Clough

Julie Crisp

Susan Crocenzi

Francesca De Lorme

Kim Grant

Shawn Hayes

Wendy Husen

Caroline Kovacs

Barbara Lewis

Eulavon Mallouf

Ulrike Martinez

Pat Mitchell

Elsbeth Morselt

Lynne Mosiman

Rita Schelin

Debra Sutton

Crystal Thomas

Susan Walden

Cindy White



Swirlendipity II. artists:


Maria Alvarez – Lundie

Brigitte Bezemer

Michelle Curow

Alison DeBuc

Lynn Dubnicka

Shawn Hayes

Patricia Helzer

Linda Hooper

Wendy Husen

Caroline Kovacs

Barbara Lewis

Pat Mitchell

Elsbeth Morselt


Maria Peak

Jessica Sanders

Carol Shelkin

Agnes Spitzer-Greig

Kathleen M. Stewart

Linda Vaden Martin

Sherry Vesey

Susan Walden

Cindy White


Amuzapalooza artists:

Judy Adams

Stacy Alexander

Janet Althoff

Maria Alvarez – Lundie

Barb Arne

Christine Brallier

Dennis Brown

Cynthia Buhrig

Candace Clough

Susan Crocenzi

Michelle Curow

Lori Desormeaux

Lynn Dubnicka

Katie Flanagan

Ilona Fried

Elsie Fontaine Gaertner

Virginia Gardner

Pamela Pardue Goode

Edna Grainer

Kim Grant

Shawn Hayes

Patricia Helzer

Linda Hooper

Gretchen Kauffman

Eve Lynch

Eulavon Mallouf

Pat Mitchell

Lynne Mosiman

Junko Ota

Maria Peak

Donna Post

Gila Rayberg

Claire Roche

Jessica Sanders

Cindy Sbrissa

Rita Schelin

Agnes Spitzer-Greig

Suzanne Steeves

Kathleen M. Stewart

Crystal Thomas

Linda Vaden Martin

Susan Walden

Elena Weissman

Cindy White

Donna Wold




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