Bobbi Mastrangelo’s “Grate Works of Art” on Exhibit at Littlejohn Engineering Associates in Orlando

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Littlejohn Engineering Associates have Bobbi Mastrangelo’s “Grate Works of Art” on display at their Orlando Florida Office.

Littlejohn Engineering Associates was established in 1989. The Firm provides cutting edge landscape architecture, planning, environmental and engineering services from 6 locations around the country.  Littlejohn is headquartered in Nashville with offices in Chattanooga TN, Decatur AL, Tri-Cities TN and now Orlando and Ft. Walton Beach FL.

Lennie Arnold, the Florida Regional Manager saw Mastrangelo’s Art exhibited with “The Best of the Best” of Orlando Museum’s 1st Thursday Winners at the Mayor’s Gallery in Orlando City Hall. He contacted Bobbi about displaying her art at the Office of Littlejohn Engineering Associates in Orlando.   150 – 200 folks are expected to  attend their 25th Anniversary Celebration which would be a great time to see her art.

Bobbi Mastrangelo’s Sculpture relief work based on drains, gas covers, grates, manhole covers and water covers appeals to engineers because of the technical subject matter, her trompe l’oeil mastery and the environmental message of protecting our precious resources. Mastrangelo, with her penchant for circles, has been creating her “Grate Works of Art” since 1979.  She is listed in the Marquis “Who’s Who in American Art” and has art in museums and prominent collections.

Here are four of Mastrangelo’s works from “The Best of the Best” on loan to Littlejohn Engineering Associates in Orlando. 

GAZ  (Antibes France)

Sculpture Relief 21″ x 16″ x 3″

WHEN  (The People Care)

Fiber Art 31″ x 13″ x 3″

Creating “WHEN”


Sculpture Relief: 34″ x 30″ x 4″

All About Stickball:


Sculpture Relief: 48″ x 31″ x 3″

Creation of City of Orlando:

Littlejohn Engineering Associates and Littlejohn Clients:
Your comments are welcome.
Congratulations on your firm’s  25th Anniversary.

Bobbi Mastrangelo’s Artist Statement for WEAD Exhibit Autumn 2013

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
 What is an “Artist’s Statement?”
For most Selected or Juried Exhibitions, an artist is asked to submit a personal statement about the art theme, techniques and information related to the chosen art work. The Artist Statement below is similar to the one I sent to The Women Environmental Artists Directory Juried Membership Exhibition in the autumn of 2013.  WEAD Exhibit:  

“When the People Care” is pictured below the Artist’s Statement


Bobbi Mastrangelo’s Artist Statement 


Since 1979, my art theme has been devoted to manhole covers, water covers, grates and drains. The grate works theme led me into environmental challenges: anti-litter action, water purity and water conservation.

“The Sidewalk Was Paved in Gold.” (Water is a Precious Resource, more precious than gold.)  This fiber art piece incorporates recycled hand-made paper framed with natural bamboo from Florida.  

“When the People Care,” is deeply embossed on hand made paper from re-cycled Readers’ Digests.  The cigarette butts, discarded matches and urban debris compliment my anti-litter poem. During the 1990’s C.L.E.A.N. (Committee for Litter Elimination And Neatness)  adopted spots that they beautified and kept litter free. My personal project was beautification of the grounds, anti-litter education and action in St. James, NY at The  King Kullen Supermarket Area.

Here is my poem that is incised in the art below:

                            “When the People Care”

 When the people care enough, they will not litter.

Then they will notice the beauty of clean sidewalks and streets.

There will be more pride in the environment.

When the People care enough,

When the People Care



“When the People Care,”

  The exhibit piece is floated above a textured background in a silver shadow box frame with a wide mat. 

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