Nurture, Sculptural Seating Group

Submitted by Beatriz Mayorca

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Client: Downtown OKC Partnership

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $28,000

Project Team

Arts Liaison & Program Planner

Robbie L. Kienzle

City of Oklahoma City

Client

Joe Hudson/ Downtown OKC Partnership - Client

Downtown OKC Partnership

Structural Engineer

Laurent Massenat

Obelisk Engineering

Art Handler

Paul Bagley

design•Silo LLC

Client

Joe Hudson

Downtown OKC Partnership

Overview

“Nurture,” is a functional public art installation that extends its ramifications to reach the people and communities from the diverse activities that surround this city park.

To find a dialogue between rigid vs. fluid, attract attention, and provide a welcoming focal point, a color’s combination is used as one of the elements to produce a vibrant artwork that flows with the space but softens the rigidness of the straight architectural lines of the buildings around it.

Materials: Polished concrete, glass mosaic tile and metal
Location: Hightower Park, Downtown Oklahoma City, OK. Park extension of the Oklahoma City Hall’s gardens and right next to Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Goals

The goal of this public functional artwork was to inject an element of surprise into the urban routine, brings to life the hidden layers of the park, brings a spark of better environmental quality, inspires the imagination and opens the window of what else could be possible

Additional Information

This project came to life after the proposal of the artist Beatriz Mayorca, won the 2017 Downtown OKC Partnership - Artist Invitational Award.