Figured base Donated by Irwin Union Bank

Artist:

Mike Van Vooren

Medium:

Indiana Limestone

Year:

2009

Location:

B-Line Trail

223 W. 6th Street

About the Work

This sculpture of a music stand was inspired by the idea of art as a collaborative effort between many different people in its creation and enjoyment. Whether exhibited, performed or read, a support system exists to serve art that goes beyond the artist, much like a music stand supports sheet music. The artist wanted to communicate that Bloomington is a community where artists of all genres lend support to one another to enrich the lives of many. The artist wishes to dedicate this piece in memory of his father and mother, Albert and Mary Louise Van Vooren.

About the Artist

Michael Van Vooren received his Bachelor of Arts from John Carroll University in English Literature. Self-taught in art, Van Vooren has been creating work in a variety of media since 1972. In college, he developed an interest in art history and began maintaining a studio to work on drawing and painting, primarily in oil and acrylic. In 1988, he began working in limestone. In 1975, Van Vooren helped found an artist's co-op in Bloomington that included 25 community artists, graduate students and instructors of Indiana University.