Our latest installation trip in Little Rock includes Mark Leichliter's Mockingbird Mandala this morning at the Arkansas Children's Hospital. The artwork serves as a sun shade measuring 8ft in diameter by 12ft high. Mark designed the structure to be constructed on site out of lightweight material, the mandala is fabricated from aluminum powdercoated a vibrant red, with stainless steel supports that anchor to the courtyard. Two more mandalas, yellow and blue, will be added in the near future.
Leichliter's Mockingbird Mandala joins over two dozen sculptures by National Sculptors' Guild members Tim Cherry, Jane DeDecker, Clay Enoch, Herb Mignery and Don Rambadt. Our primary goal with the art placements in the outdoor courtyard is to enhance the area with whimsical sculptures inspired by native wildlife. We hope discovering all of the artwork we placed here lifts the spirits of patients and families.
JK Designs’ Principal, John Kinkade, founded the National Sculptors’ Guild in 1992 with a handful of sculptors who wished to find thoughtful public applications for their work. Representation has since grown to over 20 contracted sculptors and painters; plus an extended network of 200+ artists that our design team works with on a regular basis to meet each project's unique needs. click here for a list of our over 500 large-scale placements.