Earthbound Spiral

Submitted by Christine Rojek

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Client: Tulsa Parking Authority

Location: Tulsa, OK, United States

Completion date: 2005

Artwork budget: $125,000

Project Team

Artist

Christine Rojek

Client

Tulsa Parking Authority

Artist

Vector Custom Fabricating

Overview

This sculpture is steel, aluminum, polyurethane and paint with solar collectors. It was designed as the point where heaven meets earth.

Goals

The client had seen my Ecca Hora Sundial work and that inspired them; they wanted a very distinctive signature piece, a striking piece that would stand out in this environment. As the point where heaven meets earth, this can depict the unseen and the seen, things we know and things we don't know, a contrast of worlds that spiral up and around.

Process

Since the client liked my work at the outset, I was given freedom to create the spiral movement, the figurative elements, and also bring in the solar collectors which cast shadows onto the ground, as the work is in communication with the sun.