Client: Billingsley Company
Location: Dallas, TX, United States
Completion date: 2020
project coordination, curator
This iteration of the Dandelions connects two biomes by being both inside of the building and outside. They are also a part of the architectural design of the building and bring the feeling of nature into the lobby by a harmony of contrast between cold materials and life-like, organic forms. To create this sculpture I used principles of biomimicry and operated within the stylistics of organic abstract.
The goal was to bring some life to a rather cold interior and connect it with the nature outside. A guest entering the building must go past one piece located outside and it starts the process of getting in. This proces, in case of the Dandelions in Dallas is fluid - one does not enter just by passing the doors. It's rather redefined, slower and fascinating.
I cooperated with Billingsley Company represented by Don Hodges, the art coordinator.
It was an interesting adventure due to COVID related travel restriction, as I couldn't visit the site and install personally. However, we prepared a detailed installation manual for Don who personally supervised the installation. It was my first remote installation, but the experience helped me perform another one a few months later.
The contract was realized in cooperation with Legacy Landmarks.