A private collector visited the private studio of Jan Hendrix as part of a major museum collectors tour visiting Mexico. The collector commissioned artist Jan Hendrix to design a privacy screen to be used in a backyard setting. The artist selected Zahner, a long-time collaborator and trusted fabricator, to realize his 8' tall design in 1/2" mirror polished aluminum.Two pieces pieces were milled, polished to a mirror finish, then rolled to a desired curve.
The collector wished to install an artwork that would be both functional and beautiful to add privacy to this outdoor space, as well as add to the existing outdoor collection.
Zahner has worked with Jan Hendrix for many years, collaborating closely to realize the artist's vision in large and small scale. This piece, inspired by the patterns found in leaves, was engineered and fabricated in mirror-polished aluminum by Zahner. Zahner worked with the collector and artist to design, engineer the base for this sculpture that is now considered part of the art work.
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Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
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