This fall I was commissioned to create a piece that would replace the traditional ribbon cutting for the launch of GE Appliances, CoCreate in Stamford. The idea "Come Together" was to represent the space as a place for creatives, tinkers and innovators to come together to make and be inspired.
From concept to Co-Creation, Lauren worked with markers to build her concept! Big thanks to @geappliances for commissioning me to make this piece for their grand opening and to Michelle, Ron and Symon of @stamfordcocreate for helping me bring this idea to reality! Forever grateful.
Pictured: From left, Leah Kagan, Stamford's director of economic development; John Bourdeaux, CEO of AdvanceCT; Andre Zdanow, executive director of CoCREATE Stamford; Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz; GE Appliances CEO and President Kevin Nolan; artist Lauren Clayton; and Terrence Cheng, president of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, stand behind an illuminated sign installation that Clayton created, during a grand opening at the CoCREATE center at 47 John St., in Stamford, Conn., on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023.
Contributed photo/Katie G. Nelson
In the spring, before the launch Lauren was also commission to paint a 47ft x 9ft mural in the Maker Space called, FirstBuild. The mural is of a robot, named 'FirstBuild' breaking into Stamford spray-painting his mark on the city.
Contributed photo/from GE CoCreate website
Learn more about Stamford's CoCreate > stamfordcocreate.com