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Hope is the thing with feathers

Submitted by Hilde DeBruyne

Client: CISS

Location: Des Moines, IA, United States

Completion date: 2012

Project Team


Hilde DeBruyne

Hilde DeBruyne Art and Design LLC


Creative Edge Waterjet Technology

Creative Edge


The theme is based upon the poem of Emily Dickinson “Hope is the thing with feathers”. The 10ft wide mural consists of porcelain tiles, cut with waterjet technology by “Creative Edge”.


The goal of the art work was to create "a warm sense of welcome " and "hope" to the residents of the homeless shelter.


The mural was donated by a private resident. Great collaboration with Central Iowa Shelter and Services in Des Moines, IA