Consolations, I Carry Your Heart

Submitted by Wayne Amedee

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Client: Longue Vue House and Gardens

Location: New Orleans, LA, United States

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $55,000

Project Team

Artist

Wayne Amedee

Industry Resource

David Borgerding

Borgerding Metal Works

Artist

Christian van Campen

Borgerding Metal Works

Client

Longue Vue House and Gardens

Historic House and Garden

Overview

Install sculpture in an historic house and garden setting as a contemporary aspect of this Historic Landmark. The piece is 14 ft long X 5 ft high X 3 ft wide.

Goals

The goals were to place the work in a landscape where the historic nature of the garden and its designer, Ellen Biddle Shipman, would be enhanced.

Process

The executive director of Longue Vue House and Gardens, Tony Chauveaux, requested this sculpture to be a part of the garden setting.

Additional Information

The piece, "Consolations-I Carry Your Heart" is a continuation of monumental works utilizing signature wedge forms a components of the finished sculpture. They become architectonic and sometimes precarious. Expertly arranged they give the illusion of motion and balance.