Client: City of Nashville
Location: Nashville, TN, United States
Completion date: 2013
Artwork budget: $190,000
Aaron T Stephan
City of Nashville
Composition is inspired by the small plastic parts trees often found in model car kits. This one contains a full sized orchestra with over 100 instruments. This suspended project measures 2x20x60 ft. and is fabricated from painted aluminum and poly-resin.
Nashville’s history reveals that it is not necessarily local musical talent that made the city a music center. It simply had the venues, the tools, and the smarts to draw talent to Nashville and allow creativity to grow. I came to think of the parts tree as a metaphor for Nashville’s place as a blank slate for musicians to realize their potential.