JOHN SAUVE – MAN IN THE CITY
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The Man in the City International Sculpture Project is comprised of over 100 sculptures located on rooftops throughout Detroit, Windsor, Benton Harbor, New York, and now Ann Arbor! The project creates a metaphor for life that transforms skylines and encourages people to look around. In the discovery process, one becomes aware of their own sense of place within the city.
The brightly-colored figures are not only a way to highlight historical buildings (the Walker Carriage Works Building dates back to 1870 and is a part of the Liberty Street Historic District), it has also acted as a springboard for Sauve to engage youth in meaningful workshops that shows them how they can visualize a project and see it to the end, something the A2AC looks forward to being a part of in the future when it is safe to do so.
“It is exciting to install this piece in Ann Arbor and build connections that can foster more art experiences for youth and be seen by the public. I look forward to more collaborations after such a great installation experience.”, says Sauve.