Jibs

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Client: City of Grand Prairie

Location: Grand Prairie, TX, United States

Completion date: 2010

Artwork budget: $75,000

Project Team

artist

Tim Prentice

associate artist

David Colbert

art consultant

Emily Blumenfeld

Via Partnership

Overview

The City of Grand Prairie, TX approached Tim Prentice to design a suspended kinetic work in the lobby of the Summit Adult Activity Center. The work consists of 5 flexible “Banners” ranging in size from 5 to 7 feet in length.
the 5 triangular “sails” of linked aluminum plates undulate and rotate with the slightest currents of air in the atrium space. Highly polished curved plates cause multifaceted reflections as they move.

Goals

The artwork was designed to activate the space and reveal the movement of air within it.