Ellipses

Submitted by The Oxide Studio

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Client: IN FLUX_Cycle 7

Location: Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $5,000

Project Team

Public Art Agent

Kevin Vaughn Brubaker

Scottsdale Public Art

Artist

Daniel Moore

The Oxide Studio

Overview

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.

Goals

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.

Process

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.

Additional Information

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.