"Royal Oak Roots" (2020) created for Royal Oak's new City Hall in collaboration with fellow Artist Laureate, Marcia Hovland. Depicts early innovators, makers and movers and businesses that helped to put the city on the map as well as a variety of architecture, important community organizations and flora and fauna of the region.
Installed December 2020. 5' X 8'
Angell Elementary School, Berkley, MI (2019) collaboration with art teacher Judy Garlock and her students.
The students created individual drawings about what they love about their school and the imagery was used in the design. Both Laurie and the children sculpted and glazed individual clay work.
Rainbow Man, a wall-size installation composed of several individual mosaics brightens the pediatric waiting room of the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, MI.
This was designed by Laurie in collaboration with First United Methodist Church, "Art & Soul" participants (many homeless) who participated in both the clay and glazing. Focusing on Kresge Eye Institute's clients, Rainbow Man is designed to p
The Journey, Detroit MI
Through the Healing Arts program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Laurie had the opportunity to collaborate with doctors and nurses, creating three areas in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit. These staff members met with Laurie to discuss their work with the babies, the clients who utilize the facility and also more personal thoughts and observations of the mothers, fath
Nine Tile niche installed in the NICU, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI. (Originally these tiles were designed for the Southfield Library's Imaginarium garden.)
"The Baby Garden" NICU, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI.