All Pieces of a Puzzle

By: McKenzie Nellesen
Medium: Metal

This piece of art (pictured right) was created by McKenzie Nellesen specifically for the Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism. The purpose of the art is to remind us we are all pieces of a puzzle and we need to work together to get the full picture. The Hope and Inclusion Conference will focus on how we can work together to create a future of flourishing for young people with autism.

McKenzie said, "I’ve been welding for seven years. I like the creativity of welding. There’s no right or wrong. If something doesn’t work I can fix it quickly. Welding is soothing and has always been a passion. Both my great grandfathers were welders, which I just learned recently. Welding is fun for me."

Welded Puzzle Piece Sculpture