Client: Tulsa Parking Authority
Location: Tulsa, OK, United States
Completion date: 2005
Artwork budget: $125,000
Tulsa Parking Authority
Vector Custom Fabricating
This sculpture is steel, aluminum, polyurethane and paint with solar collectors. It was designed as the point where heaven meets earth.
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.
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.