LGBT Community Center Art Installation

The new LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, located in the Gordon Square Arts District on Cleveland’s west side, opened on June 14 and I’m so proud to have my art installed in this beautiful building designed by David Thal of WMF Architects. The work titled “Fifty Three Rhombuses” at 118″ x 56″ is printed on a composite aluminum panel and shaped by CNC router.

With spaces and programs to serve the LGBT community in a variety of ways, the building is a safe and open beacon in the community. I want to thank Phyllis Harris (Executive Director LGBT Community Center Cleveland), Mindy Tousley (Executive Director Artists Archives of the Western Reserve), David Thal (Architect), and the late David Ream for making it possible to come to life.

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David Thal (architect) and me
from left: Shae London (center staff), David Thal (architect) and Phyllis Harris (executive director of the center)
My husband Bruce Baumwoll and me
A view of the building at twilight (under construction photo)

Digital Wall Installation of “Quadrans” at Efi Print Headquarters

Installation of my licensed work Quadrans with Level Digital Wall Coverings at Efi Print new headquarters in Manchester, N.H. Thank you Brittany Hudak for sharing this instagram post by @rachelelizabethsrq.  Brittany who is on the creative team at Level Digital Wall Coverings has taken the original work and re-worked it into multiple color schemes for commercial installations. Check out their website:

Citizens Artbox – Downtown Cleveland Public Art Installation

I’m so proud that my art was selected for a public art installation located at one of the busiest intersections in downtown Cleveland at the North East corner of Euclid Avenue and East 9th Street. My work and the work of 5 other Cleveland area artists were chosen as part of the competition Citizens Artbox, held by the Downtown Cleveland Alliance in partnership with Citizens Bank. The DCA’s website says:

In connection with Step Up Downtown, DCA’s five-year vision and tactical plan to create a more connected, walkable Downtown, the goal of the Citizens ArtBox project is to enliven Downtown Cleveland by bringing local art to the street. Winning designs will decorate the utility boxes that line Euclid Avenue from Public Square to PlayhouseSquare. Up to 11 boxes will be wrapped with printed art designs from Cleveland-area artists.

CitizensArtBox-installation_01_xAbove: One side my utility box titled Model Citizens of Downtown,  located at the north east corner of East 9th Street and Euclid Avenue. The domed building in the back ground is the historic  Cleveland Trust Rotunda Building. The building has been restored and is now a very cool Heinen’s market. click here to see 360 degree views of the incredible domed space, a fine example of early 20th century neoclassical architecture.


Narrative for “Model Citizens of Downtown”ArtBox design:

For the Citizens ArtBox, I reflect the citizens of downtown Cleveland as abstract personas called “Model Citizens” beaming with civic pride for the downtown we love. The Citizens of downtown live in a beautiful, bustling robust urban environment, with a grid of streets and avenues in which open spaces connect to and lined with the buildings that house our arts, public and civic institutions, businesses, professional offices, merchants, hospitality, restaurants and more. Rows of dotted lines running horizontally behind the Model Citizens represent the streets. A grid of tick marks are an abstract reference to the downtown grid. The Model Citizens are embedded and aligned within this grid representing the connection to the urban environment we inhabit. Each model citizen is unique yet at the same time, much the same, representing that while we are all unique individuals; we all respect our differences and care for the common good. Model Citizens each have a wi-fi antenna representing that we live in a new age of modernity, connected to each other through technology in a way unprecedented in history and that with this connectivity comes responsibility; to use this new ability to connect to help one another reach our highest potential.



CitizensArtBox-installation_05_xfrom left: Andrew Reach and Bruce Baumwoll



ChrisWolnick_IAmAPartOfSomethingChris Wolnick’s design titled I Am A Part of Something
photo courtesy of Downtown Cleveland Alliance

KarenBeckwith_BikeSharingSystemsArtist Karen Beckwith and her design titled Bike Sharing Systems
photo courtesy of Downtown Cleveland Alliance

MaryBrigid_BestFriendsArtist Mary Brigid and her design titled Self Portrait, Best Friends
photo courtesy of Downtown Cleveland Alliance

AshleyPastore_PantsArtist Ashley Pastore with her design titled Pants
photo courtesy of Downtown Cleveland Alliance