30a) Melting H’art-Ann Whitesell

Patron: Robert & Sandra White


The people and things that melt my heart are here, in the heart of our nation, Nebraska.
As a teen, I worked at Silver Dollar City in Branson Missouri.  Those summers affirmed my penchant for the arts in countless ways.  I played the dulcimer in a gazebo in the park, but I was drawn to the glass blowing shop
to watch the glass blowers create.  As an adult, my fascination with glass blowing continued through the work of Dale Chihuly. I am drawn to the free form shapes, the vivid color and the random and amazing ways glass comes to life.
The prevalence of recyclable plastic prompted me to research and implement the fabrication of plastic art.  I find it compelling to take the discarded, the ordinary, and mold it into something quite different and unexpected.
Melting H’Art is an expression of the melting pot of personalities, cultures
and the unique way of life found in each county within our state.  Every
piece of plastic art is different.  If you look closely, you will find the
letters of the alphabet tucked through out the structure.  Search for the
first letter of your name, or maybe your hometown.  When you find it, know
that you are a part of Melting H’Art too.  Art is at it’s best when it is
shared.