Patricia Innis is an environmental artist and painter who has exhibited her paintings and participated in environmental art projects throughout the Midwest. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University and Master of Fine Arts degree from Maharishi International University. Her work is included in the public collections of Bowling Green State University, Northwestern University and the Central Iowa Airport. She has also provided illustrations in Embroidered Horizons, a poetry anthology, and in The History of the Pioneer Picnic. Ms. Innis’ work reflects the spirit of times past and the study of their transformations, with projects that integrate art and nature. Currently the Director of Education at Michigan Legacy Art Park, Innis has established collaborative relationships with schools throughout northwest lower Michigan, leading workshops and weeklong residencies in schools. A committed educator and university professor, Innis works closely with students from area schools while installing her art, including “Serpent Mound,” a 120-foot long earthen sculpture installed at Michigan Legacy Art Park in 2002. For that project, Innis worked with students from three school systems to create ceramic animals to bury in the mound, with each animal carrying a wish for the world.