Client: IN FLUX_Cycle 7
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Completion date: 2018
Artwork budget: $5,000
Public Art Agent
Kevin Vaughn Brubaker
Scottsdale Public Art
The Oxide Studio
Made from hot-rolled steel at 45″ x 8' each, Ellipses is a series of three monolithic steel panels that represent the fundamental physical relationship between objects in space. The three individual pieces contain a series of orbital curves. The path of each ellipse corresponds with adjacent panels suggesting the invisible connection between them.
IN FLUX brings together art, economic development, and property management organizations throughout the greater Phoenix area to provide opportunities for Arizona artists to create site-specific temporary public art installations in a wide variety of locations. The IN FLUX initiative, currently operated through the strategic partnership of four organizations in Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, and Tempe was launched by Scottsdale Public Art in 2010 as an initiative for temporary installations in vacant storefronts. The initiative has since continued to expand and gain momentum since its inception, increasing its positive impact on our local communities and our Arizona artists.
IN FLUX demonstrates a holistic approach to temporary public art projects through a showcase of Arizona artists presented within the context of viewing the Valley as one community. IN FLUX provides unique project opportunities for artists to expand their skills, innovatively apply their creativity, and garner public recognition for their work. IN FLUX offers new perspective on the connections between community organizations, city governments, local businesses, artists, and audiences.
The three individual pieces contain a series of orbital curves. The path of each ellipse corresponds with adjacent panels suggesting the invisible connection between them. My interest in science, specifically astronomy and physics, have fueled my desire to represent this phenomenon in a static installation which reflects the relationship between objects in space and the gravitational and electromagnetic effect they have on one another. This relationship is evident on the smallest of scales at a molecular level and the largest of scales on an astronomical level.