Two sculpture were custom designed for an extraordinary new residential project in a park-like setting in Jackson, Wyoming. Both sculptures are based on the same model in different poses, one is a 10'-0" tall outdoor bronze and the other one a 8'-3" tall welded stainless steel and kiln-formed colored glass work. Both figures are visually connected via a 80' long corridor with a large glass window at the end.
The outdoor piece stands at the crossroads of three paths and a long corridor inside the house with a large window allowing a full view of the work. Inside, in the main living room at the end of the corridor, stands the sister piece in colored glass.
The glass piece was experimental in nature and required four years from the beginning to the end. The bronze piece was similarly experimental and was made possible through recent progress in 3d-printing technology. It was fully 3d-printed and cast in parts. Due to the complex three-dimensional structure the casting was in many places incomplete calling for re-fabrication of much of the structure using round bronze rod.
Both works share the design idea of using a triangular structure that defines the shape of the body. In the case of the outdoor bronze piece, the triangular structure is extended into a space-filling tessellation of irregular tetrahedra made from round rods of bronze.
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