Along with some smaller concepts, we chose to propose something bigger, more to-scale with the contributions Rich and Helen DeVos made to the community throughout the years.
Once the concept for the sails was chosen, we had to perfect the design, working with fabricators to realize the limitations of the materials and parameters of the location. Beginning by cutting triangles of paper, we crafted the sails to fit into their environment at Legacy Park in Ada, Michigan. The resulting stainless steel sculpture is made up of eight sails, standing almost twelve feet tall. It creates fun and unique spaces to for children to play in while standing as a reminder of the incredible legacy of Rich and Helen DeVos.