Raising Harmony

Submitted by Richard Taylor


Client: City of East Lansing, MI

Location: East Lansing, USA

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $50,000

Project Team

Art Consultant

Mary Sharp

Daughter of Mary P. Sharp, person honored in sculpture


Richard Taylor


Sculpture honoring a pioneer of civil rights in the city of East Lansing, MI.


The importance was to integrate the sculpture into the new landscaping for the City Hall, and to complement the existing building.


The artist presented 3-4 initial designs, then worked with the team to site the selected design in the new landscaping. An appropriate base was also designed for the sculpture.

Additional Information

The variety of shapes in the sculpture refer to the variety of people living with no housing restrictions thanks to the efforts of Mary P. Sharp in the 60s civil rights movement in East Lansing.