Lee Anne Gardner-Warrenfells
Lee Anne Gardner-Warrenfells seeks out curbsides with discarded tires, stops the car and loads them in to convert them into tire planters. Bulk trash days are her favorite. Old tires with the wheel still in them are the best – instant pedestal. She has ‘tire elves’ too who magically place them in front of her garage at weird times of the day and night. Lee Anne’s career as an art educator and mom of two heavily influences her choice of shapes, patterns and colors, but she is influenced daily by things around her – everything from SpongeBob to candy boxes to vintage chairs to local murals to the pipes she sees on the pool ceiling when she is swimming backstroke. Sometimes the tires just ‘speak’ to her and the colors and patterns come intuitively.