“Cimicifula and Doves”

Submitted by Jeremy J. Kox

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Client: Green Bay Botanical Garden

Location: Green Bay, WI, United States

Completion date: 2008

Artwork budget: $15,000

Project Team

Design, Forging, Wax forms

Jeremy J. Kox

RAW Earth Visionaries

Welding, Plasma Cutting, Fabrication

Norbert H. Kox

RAW Earth Visionaries

Overview

This was a competition for a new sculpture at the Green Bay Botanical Garden. As an abstract sculpture to serve as a remembrance of a beloved donor, we wanted to bring in a spiritual element without an overt emphasis on religion. We designed this sculpture to be a series of chrome-plated doves to reflect the surrounding landscape and appear to be “spirits.” The attached powder-coated ribbons of steel show the playful path of the doves, giving the illusion of motion, and representing the specific colors of the garden; purple, yellow, chartreuse, and white.

Goals

We were charged with creating a sculpture that would fit into the site and integrate a spiritual element as a commemoration of one of the donors to the garden space.