This is a memorial to D.W. Norris, a Wisconsin philanthropist who founded and ran a residential boys' school (now the Norris Adolescent Center).
Since shortly after WWI this school has educated, supported and fostered the growth of boys needing some extra help - orphans and kids in trouble in various ways.
The board of the Norris Adolescent Center was looking to have a sculpture of their founder created for the property. We provided additional design ideas. This in turn inspired them to create a space that the students would enjoy as a hang-out, with a sculptural group as the centerpiece.
"Planting the Future"
Sean Michael Bell
Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art Studio
Norris Adolescent Center
Bronze and granite
Planting the Future
This plaza and surrounding landscaping and hardscape were created as a setting for the sculpture.
Bust of D.W. Norris
A gift from Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art Studio to the Norris Adolescent Center