TITLE: Bee Kind-Outside the Box Mural
ARTIST: Kristin Cronkwright
ABOUT: The Midland Area Community Foundation selected eight artists to paint downtown Midland utility boxes in a move to beautify the downtown space and give the community an artistic voice. Artist Kristin Cronkwright gave an artist statement for the project, "I’m Kristin Cronkright, a Midland native and natural born maker at heart. I love to pull inspiration from nature, which is why I chose to feature honey bees on my Outside The Box mural. Honey bees are amazing little creatures and incredibly social; they communicate well, love to dance, and are always helping each other out by working hard and supporting one another. They’re incredibly driven, identifying their purpose and knowing they have a big job to do in order to keep their colony thriving. I think we as a community could learn a lot from them by loving one another as we are, with the many roles we all play in making this space thrive, and by being kind no matter what."
LOCATION: The intersection of Main and Rodd, Midland, MI