The tin man gets a green thumb...

Local artist/designer and Finlandia student, David Sarazin, who participated in the Ryan Street Community Garden's Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs mini-grant this summer, decided to keep the art-in-the-garden focus for his student design studio project this fall by refurbishing an abandoned student sculpture for the garden. The "tin man", as he was formally known, has been lurking around the metal shop for years. David repaired and rebuilt the base, creatively outfitted him with hands that hold an oversized rake and shovel, and crowned him with a head that only a gardener could love. We look forward to installing him in his new home once the snow melts this spring. Thanks David!

A refurbished tin man ready for the garden. 

Before his garden makeover.