HERKY FOR ALL

About the Herky

Herky for All is inspired by World Down Syndrome Day that is celebrated by wearing Mismatched Socks. The piece is made with mosaic tiles at various levels, so those with visual impairment can feel the textures. Various sock patterns will feature symbols of University of Iowa’s Wave, Special Olympics, Childhood Cancer and other causes. I am honored to create this piece for students in my adaptive art class at Roosevelt High School.

Making the Herky

Meet the Artist

Nicole K. James

Nicole James is an artist and art educator specializing in mosaic designs — using color and light in playful designs. Each simple piece of glass or ceramic tile is arranged to create an image arising from an inspired photograph or memory. The love for mosaics has grown from the challenge of transforming something sharp, transparent, and glistening into a playful space teeming life, joy, and mystery.
Nicole lives in Beaverdale with her husband, four teenage boys, the best dog, and lots of chickens. She graduated from Drake University and now teaches art at Roosevelt High School, where she enjoys sharing her love of art with her students.

Meet the Artist

Nicole K. James

Nicole James is an artist and art educator specializing in mosaic designs — using color and light in playful designs. Each simple piece of glass or ceramic tile is arranged to create an image arising from an inspired photograph or memory. The love for mosaics has grown from the challenge of transforming something sharp, transparent, and glistening into a playful space teeming life, joy, and mystery.
Nicole lives in Beaverdale with her husband, four teenage boys, the best dog, and lots of chickens. She graduated from Drake University and now teaches art at Roosevelt High School, where she enjoys sharing her love of art with her students.

Sponsored by

Veridian Credit Union

Veridian Credit Union was founded in 1934 in Waterloo, Iowa by a handful of John Deere employees who wanted to offer their coworkers an alternative to commercial banks and other for-profit financial institutions. Today, Veridian is still a cooperative financial institution owned by the members – the people who use its products and services. Earnings are returned to members through better rates and lower fees. In fact, Veridian is nationally ranked for returning value to members. The credit union offers a full range of business and consumer financial services. Visit a branch or online at veridiancu.org to learn more about the value of Veridian.

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