Primavera

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Client: Javon Bea Hospital

Location: Rockford, IL, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team

Artist

Corey Kapellas

Daniel Goldstein Studio

Industry Resource

Steven Valdez

Steven Valdez Welding

Artist

Daniel Goldstein

Art Consultant

Denise Rippinger

Corporate Artworks

Overview

The mobile is made up of hundreds of rotating leaf shapes. Some are painted aluminum and some are dichroic acrylic. The hospital is in an area where they are reclaiming the prairie so I used the colors of grasslands in spring. The piece is 36′ long, 18′ wide and 8′ high. The leaves are moved by ambient air.

Goals

First of all the sculpture needed to be very airy and open. It also had to complement the large mosaic on the adjacent wall. The client wanted a piece that related strongly to nature. These directions from the client were very helpful in shaping the final outcome.

Process

The art consultants, Corporate Artworks, were a pleasure to work with. We worked very closely developing the artwork through several iterations.