Photographed May 2, 2015
Placed 2010 / Created by Artist Miles Amorelli
Wittenberg, Shawano County, Wisconsin
Recycled Rising Sun is located at Art Park on westbound West Vinal Street / County Highway M, just east of its intersection with South Webb Street / County Highway M, at or near 110 West Vinal Street, Wittenberg, Wisconsin 54409.
Artist Miles Amorelli found art by coming to a dead end in life, "I was at the bottom of the pickle barrel" and felt that he got a second chance when he got the idea of building things out of nothing--free or almost free material--and the pleasure it gave him. It was a further delight when people who had given him their discarded "junk" now not only wanted to buy it back but also appreciated what it had become and the hard work that had led to its creation.Miles was born and reared in Green Bay. For the past 12 years, he has owned and operated Miles Amorelli Design. Working with recycled material is more gratifying for him than working with new materials.
"Recycled Rising Sun" is at the Vinal Street entrance to the Art Park. When designing the piece, he wanted to focus on not only using recycled material but also adding color to the Art Park--color for all seasons of the year. The rays of the sun are recycled garage door tension rods and the arch is from fuel oil tanks. The bright orange and yellow acrylic pieces cast a warming glow all day long.
The foregoing Walls of Wittenberg, Inc. website content used with gracious permission.Miles sees the entire Walls of Wittenberg project as a way to bring people together, the art facilitating strangers strike up a conversation.For further information and photos of his past and recent creative expressions visit: www.milesamorellidesign.com.
Recycled Rising Sun is included in the Walls of Wittenberg project.