Kim Bigos created this wheelchair by connecting together more than 1,000 toy Army men.
FARMINGTON VOICE — FARMINGTON HILLS — An unusual piece of art created by Farmington Hills native Kim Bigos is on display through the end of this month at Spring Arbor University’s Ganton Art Gallery.Bigos used more than 1,000 toy Army men and plenty of hot glue to build a wheelchair that won the Artist Merit Award in the school’s end of fall semester art show.
“I originally was making an injured soldier out of Army men to show the unity of the group, but I felt this was a very powerful message about what soldiers go through,” said the Southfield Christian High School graduate.
The project took more than 60 hours to complete. “It wasn’t hard work, but it was tedious,” Bigos said, adding she had some help from her brother and roommate.She has entered the wheelchair in another small college art show, but when it comes back to her, Bigos said she may try selling the piece to a veterans organization.