In Use, a Sculptural Relief by Ronald Farrington Sharp, was commissioned by the Friends of Sterling Heights Public Library in 1995. It is a 40 foot wall relief.
In Use can be viewed on a prominent wall upper level wall inside the Sterling Heights Public Library.
Sharp has had over 40 exhibitions of his work, among them at the Clare Spitler Works of Art in Ann Arbor. He was a finalist in the City of St. Petersberg site specific sculpture competition, won honorable mention in the Korean War Veterans of Western Pennsylvania National Design Competition. He belongs to the Washtenaw Community College Arts Advisory Board, the National Sculpture Society, International Sculpture Center, Michigan Gallery and is director of Farrington Keith Creative Arts Center. He is also a sculpture instructor and speaker on art topics.
Sharp is a 1975 graduate of Wayne State University Law School in Detroit. He completed 3 years of law school in only 2 years by attending the University of Michigan Law School and Wayne State simultaneously in summer sessions. He passed the bar exam before graduation.
Born in Flint, Michigan, Sharp now lives and works in the Detroit area in Southeastern Lower Michigan. In addition to practicing law, he is a renowned Michigan figurative sculptor who has done numerous large outdoor commissions across the country. His wife, Susannah Keith, is a collage artist, operating the Farrington-Keith Creative Arts Center and gallery.