Connections

Submitted by John Adduci

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Client: Illinois Capital Development Board

Location: Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $150,000

Project Team

Client

Illinois Capital Development Board

Artist

John Adduci

Overview

18' x 8' x 9', bronze and stainless steel; large-scale, site-specific public sculpture located at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Artwork is sited in front of the university's new technology center. $150,000 budget. 2014.

Goals

Because this sculpture is sited in front of the University's new technology school, I used a symbol familiar with any student...wire nuts. I also incorporated an important idea in both classrooms and professional settings...working together. The intertwined cables can be seen as individuals coming together into a whole - almost a tree of progress. Notably, with added seating, the sculpture becomes a place to literally come together as a functional gathering place.