Art Gate: Bloomington Kaleidoscope

Submitted by alexander tylevich

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Project

Client: City of Bloomington, Minnesota

Location: Bloomington, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $75,000

Project Team

Artist

Alexander Tylevich

Tylevich Studio

Industry Resource

Chad Vos

Vos Construction

Client

Alejandra Pelinka

City of Bloomington, MN

Client

Rachel Daly

Artistry

Overview

Located between the Mall of America and MSP International airport, the Art Gate is an artistic welcome to the Twin Cities and one of its most important public destinations. The artwork represents a place of great cultural and ethnic diversity, the many languages spoken in the region, as well as its rich flora and fauna.

Goals

The purpose of this sculpture is to create an interactive point of interest across from Mall of America, right next to the Marriott TownePlace Suites. The sculpture is an artistic interpretation of the City of Bloomington’s important role as an international travel destination. It represents the area’s wildlife, natural beauty, and diversity.

Process

The sculpture is 6 ft. tall and 20 ft. long. It consists of two operational/movable halves. When open, the Art Gate provides the required 20-ft. wide access. The sculpture is made of fabricated/cast bronze and steel.