Hilton Hotel Downtown

Submitted by Mark Yale Harris

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Client: Hilton Hotel Downtown

Location: Columbus, OH, United States

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $26,000

Project Team

Artist

Mark Yale Harris

Mark Yale Harris Studio

Other

Samantha Furgason

ARTWORKinternational, INC.

Overview

Dilly Dallie, marble, 2 panels 24×48″ each, 2012

Goals

The purpose of my artwork is to invoke an awakening of the sensual. Stimulating a perceptual, internal, and intellectual response for the viewer: a visual that speaks to life's experiences. Creating symbols of universal connection underscores the relationship that one has to another and to nature.
Art conveys my nonverbal view of life. An ongoing portrayal of myself, my behavior, adventure, exploration, risk taking, and non-acceptance of convention and the status quo. Constantly in search of the new and different - I am fascinated with the unconventional. Life has a hard, aggressive side, as does much of my work, represented by rigid, angular lines. However, the soft side is also apparent, visible as curves and soft forms.
Using the invaluable experience of the mentorship of Bill Prokopiof and Doug Hyde, along with my own vision, I have created an evolving body of work in alabaster, marble, limestone, and bronze. Combining different elements, I bring forth a duality in the sculptures that I create.

Process

- Commissioned for the spa and fitness center to reflect the grace of health and vitality