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About This Installation

I have always had a fascination with buildings and bridges, as well as, the columns, posts, beams and arches that support them. I come to this world from a tradition of craftsmanship. I prefer to use materials that convey strength. I have always felt that good art should be well made and that there is no excuse for poor craftsmanship.

I see each sculpture as a 'clean sheet of paper' that presents new opportunities to discover solutions. Beyond content and suitability, my sculpture concentrates on the fundamental issues of form and how negative space defines it, as well as, the techniques employed to create it.

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Saginaw St. Trail Head
This site is just north of Saginaw St. and is located near a trail head. This grassy area is expansive filled with mature trees and a has a small bench for visitors to take a seat to rest.
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About the Artist

Kenneth

Thompson

He/him
Blissfield
, MI

Ken Thompson holds a Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Siena Heights University, a Master of Liberal Studies in Sculpture from the University of Toledo and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and printmaking from Siena Heights College (University), Adrian, Michigan.  Ken has been making sculpture since 1978 out of a former car dealership now turned studio in Blissfield, Michigan.  From this facility, he and his assistants also operate Flatlanders Sculpture Supply & Art Galleries and the Midwest Sculpture Initiative.  Ken is well versed in bronze casting and metal fabrication but prefers stone carving.

The major focus of Ken’s work since 1997 has been on large-scale public sculpture with commissions such as Reclamation Archway for Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Detroit, the Peace Arch for the City of Toledo in honor of the veterans of the Vietnam War, the Korean War Memorial in Toledo, OH, the Centennial Arch in Sylvania, OH and the Community Arch in Canton, MI. Other large commissions include works at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI, Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH, Children’s Park in Toledo, OH, Copley Chapel at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, Corpus Christi University Parish in Toledo, OH, the LCVA Millennium Project in Adrian, MI, St. Patrick of Bryan, OH, Siena Heights University and the Dominican Motherhouse, both in Adrian, MI, the Ancient Order of Hibernian’s memorial to the Irish Potato Famine, the Port St. Lucie Arch at Florida Atlantic University, Port St. Lucie, FL and the Alumni Plaza, Corpus Christi University Parish, Toledo, OH, Sylvania, OH,  Alma, MI,  Jackson, MI, Bonita Springs, FL, Saline, MI, Bowling Green State University and Jackson College in Jackson, MI.  Siena Heights University Centennial Mall Sculpture Project to celebrate the universities’ 100th anniversary. University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne. Fostoria, OH. The Luther Home of Mercy Memorial Sculpture and Gateway in Williston, Ohio. All told, Ken has completed well over 80 large-scale public sculptures.

In addition to making large sculpture, Ken enjoys doing smaller scale work for gallery exhibitions.  He has thirty-eight one person shows and numerous group exhibitions and many awards to his credit.

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