Confluence

Submitted by Dan Perry

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Client: Imaginart in the Alleys

Location: Marion, IA, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $25,000

Project Team

Artist

Dan Perry

Dan Perry Sculpture

Client

City of Marion

Art Consultant

Karen Hoyt

Overview

My intention is for this artwork to energize the space by complementing the hard-edged architecture of the buildings with a colorful, dynamic sculpture at a scale that will serve as a landmark for the site. I wanted the artwork to reflect Marion's vibrant community while hinting at its past.

Goals

My intention is for this artwork to energize the space by complementing the hard-edged architecture of the buildings with a colorful, dynamic sculpture at a scale that will serve as a landmark for the site. Elements of the sculpture reference mechanical components of steam engines such as gears and wheels, which is a nod to Marion’s past as a railroad town. The elements are composed in a way to suggest growth,movement, and progress to parallel the community’s mission with the ImaginArt in the Alleys project. The sculpture “speaks” to the similarities between a machine (such as a locomotive) and a community- each has several moving parts that need to work together to achieve a goal.