Artist Bio: Sarah Higgins has called Little Rock for the past 8 years and is fascinated with the history, art, and architecture of the area. Her undergraduate degree is in Fine Arts from the University of Central Arkansas and my master’s degree is in Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has been teaching art for the past 6 years in the central Arkansas area. I currently teach a talented group of Jr. and Sr. High Students who inspire me daily to push myself to create. The Episcopal Collegiate Art Students in addition to Sarah are the artists for this piece. The art students are dynamic and are a multi-talented group. Together with student involvement the hope is to reach a larger audience about art, conservation, and community.
Design Concept: This piece is based on the city of Little Rock at night and references “Starry Night” by Van Gogh in the sky. The state of Arkansas shape is the location of the storm drain cover and states, “Drains to Fourche Creek”. The storm drain cover is located in the state of Arkansas on the painting. The composition will shift slightly depending on the drain location and shape to accommodate the space. I wanted to portray the city, river, and pedestrian bridge in Little Rock to tie the space, art, and conservation together for this project.