We recently had the privilege of working with a couple of artists from Indiana, Chad Copeland and Alyssa Banas on their ArtPrize entry. Chad called us a couple months back and asked if we would donate some stone for the pond feature part of their art entry. Knapp Valley agreed to help them out and even allowed them to borrow a truck to haul the stone downtown to their venue at The B.O.B.

After setting up “Forgive Our Trespasses” the artists asked if we would help them out further and landscape around their art. Eager to support the arts, Knapp Valley sent down a crew and “beautified” the area surrounding the art. The landscaping really made a huge difference as you can see from the before & after images.

This is the artists’ description of their work, “Our collaborative works address many relevant issues of the modern world. Concerns with environmental destruction, overpopulation, and notions of the apocalypse, are on the forefront of our minds. Daily reminders of these issues, influence our artwork on an encompassing scale. As a whole, we gravitate towards recycled materials; these objects tend to guide our vision. When people see our work, we hope they are inspired to repurpose discarded materials. Our sculpture “Forgive our Trespasses,” fulfills this mission because it touches on the innocence of childhood, the purity of nature, and the disruption of these cycles by human consumption and waste.”

If you haven’t checked out ArtPrize yet, take advantage of this beautiful fall weather and see all the awesome works of art. Stop by “Forgive our Trespasses” and check out Chad & Alyssa’s art and Knapp Valley’s landscaping around their piece.

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