State Street, Ann Arbor, 1983
Steve Burdick (BFA 1985)
I created STATE STREET, ANN ARBOR while a student at the (then) UM School of Art. The vibrancy of State Street after hours energized and inspired me. This nocturne was later featured on the cover of the Ann Arbor Observer magazine and, in 2011, won the People's Choice Award in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design Alumni Exhibition. I believes that imagination and creativity are not 'learned' skills; rather, they are innately human characteristics. I am forever grateful for the many rich experiences at the UM School of Art which have nurtured and propelled me ever since.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.