TITLE: Blue Staura

LOCATION: Orchard and Wrightwood - Alcott School

SIZE: 7’ x 4’ x 3’

MATERIALS: Epoxy and Fiberglass

SPONSOR: The Honorable Vi Daley (Founder)

Micki LeMieux earned a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has had a successful career creating specialty props for television and commercial companies in addition to her sculpture work. LeMieux has exhibited her art throughout the United States, bringing with it an important message about understanding man’s place in nature.

“Blue Staura” depicts a phytoplankton, one of the minute organisms floating in our lakes and oceans that convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and other minerals into useful organic material. LeMieux’s vaguely anthropomorphic character brings a likeable visage to these anonymous creatures that do more to sustain life on earth than all the rainforests combined. Using an epoxy and fiberglass covered steel frame, LeMieux imbued her comic book colored creature with a heroic form. “Blue Staura” stands with a wide base and broad reach, looking up to the challenge of maintaining Earth’s delicate ecosystem.

YEARS EXHIBITED: 2011, 2008, 2007

Blue Staura

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