Client: Blattner Energy Company. Commissioned by Art Partners
Location: Avon, MN, United States
Completion date: 2018
Artwork budget: $170,000
Matthew J. Van Hoof, Daniel A. Jaeger
KOMA Architects, Designers, Engineers
Glasmalerei Peters GmbH
Glassblade Consultants, LLC
ART PARTNERS GROUP
This concept artistically interprets the Blattner Family story. The installation adds artistic vibrancy and cheerfulness to the two-story lobby atrium. The artwork consists of a glass spiral, visually reminiscent of a DNA double helix in the process of formation. The spiral is positioned on a stainless steel frame, and the entire sculpture is suspended in mid-air.
Additional sets of cables support an independent glass art installation, which completes the composition.
This art concept fits seamlessly within the building’s design, taking advantage of the layout and atrium windows. When sunshine from the windows hits the artistic glass, reflections cast iridescent shadows around the space — a playful and beautiful expression of the energy, activity, and movement already within the building.
Glass DNA: Two glass spirals fit into a 4 ft. diameter circle; each spiral is 11 ft. tall and composed of four segments of bent laminated dichroic glass. The width of each glass element is 10”
Glass Arcs: A network of cables supports an additional art installation. Two suspended glass ‘arcs’ soar across the entire space. These 30 ft. tapered elements made of dichroic glass of different colors.
The artwork is a result of a close collaboration between the artist, client and the art team.