Hidden Jewel

  • Lower Cascades Park
  • Bloomington, IN 47404
Hidden Jewel is a mixed media piece, created in 2006 by Jo LaMantia and Stone Belt Artisans. The sculpture sits in Lower Cascades Park and represents a collaborative effort between local artist Joe LaMantia and clients of Stone Belt Arc, a local nonprofit that provides education and support to persons with disabilities. The clients designed the drawings for the sculpture, characterizing the spirit of fun, diversity and community found in the newly renovated playground. Then, after the materials for the sculpture were assembled, Stone Belt clients assisted in assembling the mirror mosaics and added their thumb prints on the pole.