The Elements of Creation

by Team Art-JL

Design Statement

This art spire honors the four elements of fire, earth, water and air. The ash tree trunk – as it is repurposed into art – is embodied with the transformational actions of nature. We are the stewards of nature. We must use our creative energy and collective wisdom to keep our lands healthy and support nature’s ability to grow, change, rebuild and transform.

Materials:  Carved wood, acrylic and oil paint, glass beads, fire

Dimensions: 5″ x 5″ x 59″

Map/Spire Number: 53

Location: Toll Gate Grammar School

Address: 275 S. Main Street, Pennington NJ

About the Artists

About the Artists

Art-JL is the husband and wife team of Jack Turkel and Linda Iannacone. Jack is an award winning photographer of over 40 years. He has work in the Elarslie Museum and in private collections. Linda is a multi-media artist having exhibited internationally with a focus on community engaged installations. Linda works as an art therapist. This is the first Art-JL collaborative art piece.

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HV Arts Council Patterson Full Spire
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Artistic Accolades:

“A masterful use of varying techniques and skillful finishes make for a tribute that mother nature would love!”