Above the Ploughman’s Highest Line - CODAworx

Above the Ploughman’s Highest Line

Submitted by Benjamin Ball

Client: State of Utah Division of Arts and Museums

Location: Davis Technical College Allied Health Building, Kaysville, UT, United States

Completion date: 2020

Project Team

Benjamin Ball

BNS

Overview

Stainless steel ball-chain, enamel paint
36′ x 16′ x 22’6″
Commissioning entity: State of Utah Division of Arts and Museums

Goals

"Suspensions" is a name I've given to a series of atmospheric installation that my team and I make with thousands of thin, painted chains that we hang in precise proximity to one other.

When I visit Utah, my eyes constantly comb the landscape; I felt compelled to marry some of that mesmerizing landscape to a Suspension at Davis Tech. I began 'Above the Ploughman's Highest Line' with an aerial image of the shore of the Great Salt Lake which I then abstracted to become a stack of horizontal bands that permeate the Suspension.