We Were Born to Shine

by Team Hood Art

Design Statement

We were inspired by the song “Because We Believe”, which was written by Andrea Bocelli, David Foster, and Amy Foster for the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, where it was performed by Bocelli. “Like stars across the sky, we were born to shine!” Please take a moment to listen to this beautiful song! We hope that our spire inspires everyone to always SHINE BRIGHT!

Materials:  Stain/Paints with reclaimed and found wood
Dimensions: 5″ x 5″ x 56″

Map/Spire Number: 15

Location: Near Pennington Post Office

Address: Bromel Place & Knowles Street

About the Artists

About the Artists

Chris Thern and especially her 10 year old daughter, Sarah, enjoy creating art every day using various mediums and techniques. Christine Hines’ creative designs use reclaimed and found wood in order to re-purpose and give it new meaning. They all live in the same neighborhood (Hood Art) and have done a couple of previous projects together for the local elementary school and a food pantry. The process of working together is always very exciting, seeing how it all unfolds and the final product that is created! They have greatly enjoyed being a part of the ArtSpires and having the opportunity to play a part in giving new life to our local beautiful native Ash trees.


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Artistic Accolades:

“The clever use of energy from the sun and the stars twinkle both day and night.”