Backyard Farm

by Colleen Miller

Design Statement

I was inspired by this lovely area of New Jersey – The Garden State. Here in Hopewell Valley, there are many gardeners and backyard farmers who have planted and cared for flowers, vegetables and more as well as nurtured creatures like chickens. The Art Spire is happy and sunny at a time we need it! It is also a nod to the area’s agricultural heritage.

Materials:  Acrylic paint

Dimensions: 5″ x 5″ x 63″

Map/Spire Number: 41

Location: Hopewell Elementary School

Address: 35 Princeton Avenue, Hopewell NJ

About the Artist

About the Artist

As an artist, I make colorful works – mixed media work, altered books, fiber sculptures, and do textile dyeing and surface design. I am currently exploring intuitive painting in 2D and sculptural works – freeing the creative impulse from the critical mind and going where creativity takes me!



HV Arts Council Patterson Full Spire
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Artistic Accolades:

“The majestic sunflowers make us smile as they keep an eye on the busy chickens. Perfect for any suburban farm!”