The Tower of Ascension is a 42' interactive tower. It has a three climbable legs and an observation platform at 25'. Going up from here is a floating sphere with two fire-breathing dragons crawling up it.
This was a self-funded project. The final product turned out 95% the way I intended.
The project was mostly under my control, although there were people on the team who contributed greatly to the overall presentation. For example, Rasha, a fellow designer and artist suggested the prayer flags which was a huge addition to the feeling of the piece.
Creating huge artworks is what I am all about. The bigger the better, I feel art is about inspiring and creating huge pieces opens people up to a way of seeing the world they aren't used to, thus they get to see things differently and this excites me.
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CODA: Collaboration of Design + Art
The global online community that celebrates design projects featuring commissioned artworks.
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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.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
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.