It’s intriguing to consider how cities grow and how our interactions with a city can feel very ordered and logical, especially in it’s street grid, yet sometimes very random in the sizes, shapes, colors and locations of individual buildings.
When we interact with an environment that seems random, our natural inclination is to seek order and patterns.
“City” expresses this interaction in a minimalist and whimsical way.
The colors, diameters, heights and locations of the individual poles appear random at first but, when circling the roundabout, overlapping patterns of those elements are discovered. "City" is 60' in diameter and 30' tall.
This sculpture commemorates the exciting recent, current and future growth of the downtown area. It is, in a sense, "reverse kinetic" in that it requires the viewer to provide the motion, by circling the roundabout, in order to appreciate the overlapping patterns.
Collaborators included the project's Landscape Architect as well as the city street and engineering departments.
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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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Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.