Tribute to Orchards Children's Services Longtime CEO Michael Williams
As part of our partnership with Orchards Children's Services in Detroit, we were asked to imagine, design, and fabricate an art piece to honor Michael at his retirement ceremony in May of 2023. We wanted the piece to reflect the ways in which he impacted his community while also giving those in attendance a chance to reflect on what Mr. Williams meant to them. We settled on a interactive light mosaic in which each color represented a character trait of Michaels. Each person in attendance was given the chance to choose how Michael impacted them and then watch as their own light was lit up in real time with the corresponding color. By the end of the night, the silhouette of Mr. Williams and his granddaughter became a glowing visualization of the impact Michael had on those in attendance. He was presented with the piece as a gift that now lives on in his home.