INFINITY - Architecture Biennale, Venice 2018 - CODAworx

INFINITY – Architecture Biennale, Venice 2018

Client

Location: Venice, Italy

Completion date: 2018

Project Team

Designer and Creator

Anne Baxter

Anne Baxter Sculpture

Wood pedestal

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips Woodworks

Overview

“Infinity” is based on the continuously-flowing plane of the Mobius strip. In this work, the Mobius strip expands into its three-dimensional counterpart, an unending triple-planed serpent-like form, which is a metaphor for the perpetual flow of existence. I also perceive this sculpture as a staircase spiraling upwards into the universe. My intention is to allow space for diverse interpretation, for each person to see something different relative to their own experience.

Materials: Wire mesh, barbed-wire, multi-layered paint, wood base.
Dimensions: 71 x 51.5 x 29.5 inches.

Goals

“Infinity” was designed and created in relationship with the space and architectural elements of its surroundings in the context of the European Cultural Centre’s exhibit: Time Space Existence. This project was exhibited at Palazzo Mora, Italy, as part of the Architecture Biennale, Venice 2018.

Process

This artwork was designed and fabricated through an intuitive process created by the artist, using industrial wire mesh and barbed-wire. “Infinity” was sculpted and constructed by the artist, including its final paint-finishing process. Wood pedestal was made by Tom Phillips.