A Scottsbluff woman has been chosen as one of a select few to participate in a unique way to celebrate Nebraska’s Sesquicentennial.
Joni Sakurada Hotz is one of 93 artists- to represent Nebraska’s 93 counties- to decorate a six-foot-tall fiberglass heart as part of the “Nebraska By Heart” public art project.
Sakurada Hotz will be implementing the Japanese art form of ‘kitsugi’, where gold is used to help repair broken pottery. She is using that idea to transcend to a human heart, where it can get stronger and more beautiful even after it’s been broken.
She does face one obstacle; as she needs to raise $3,000 in sponsorships for the heart. She says that all sponsors will have their name on the plaque as it is displayed in an outdoor gallery in Lincoln next year.
Businesses or individuals that would like to sponsor the art project can reach Sakurada Hotz at 308-672-0035 or emailing her at email@example.com
For more, you can see her featured story on KNEB.tv below: