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Polymorphic Duo

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Client: All Day I Dream Festival

Location: Woodward Reservoir Park, CA, United States

Completion date: 2022

Project Team

Artist, Designer

Marcus Guillard

One Hat One Hand

Artist

Shrine

Fabrication, Installation

Christian Cummings

One Hat One Hand

Overview

Offset by the blue California sky, a duo of polymorphic totem structures invite you to experience light and art from different angles and perspectives.

Polymorphic Duo, a collaboration between Artist Marcus Guillard and the artist Shrine takes viewers on a journey inspired by geodesic form, crystalline geometry, and decorative ornamentation. Viewers standing within the totem-like structures will marvel at how light travels through colorful handmade crystal and resin panels.

Each chrysalis structure, comprised of steel, wood and handmade cast resin, appears delicate and floating. Long linear shafts make this tall, and heavy art feel elegant and light. The outside appears somewhat raw, yet the inside reveals a feeling of an ornate kaleidoscope. As visitors inspect more closely, the structures reveal the iconic hand-painted ornamentation unique to Shrine. Stepping into the structure gives a sense of calm, a feeling of quiet – a peaceful reverent chapel-like experience.

Goals

Creating Public art is not new for One Hat One Hand founder Marcus Guillard or world-renowned artist Shrine. Out of their friendship, this collaboration evolved, bringing both their unique perspectives and artistic sensibilities.

Process

The process at One Hat One Hand moves from Artists’ sketches to our Design department for architectural rendering and often to virtual reality for pre-visualization before developing shop drawings and fabrication. Polymorphic Duo is an outstanding example One Hat One Hand’s unique ability to help artists, public art commissions, cities, and developers to think through logistics and understand what it takes to go from concept to completed installation.