Algae Bloom

Submitted by Joan Hall

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Client: Museum of Nebraska Art

Location: Kearney, NE, United States

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $50,000

Project Team

Artist

Joan Hall

Public Art Agent

Teliza Rodriguez

Museum of Nebraska Art

Overview

The artwork Algae Bloom was designed for exhibition in public museums and galleries. It is comprised of over 20 panels that can be rearranged based on the architecture of the spaces where it is installed because the panels are hung individually with handmade glass pins.The work as shown is 112 1/2″ H x 271″ W x 25″ D

Goals

The design of Algae Bloom was totally dependent on the space. It was shown previously as a 40' long piece in a different venue. Responding to the spaces dictates the height, width and depth of the final work.

Process

The collaborative nature of this project was between the curator Teliza Rodriguez and myself. We discussed the installation in relationship to the space and the other works in the exhibition. The undulating quality of the work and the color transitions are maintained.

Additional Information

Algae Bloom was created in response to the environmental issue of ocean pollution. Artwork that addresses contemporary issues can be the catalyst for discussion and change.