Spiral Galaxy

Submitted by Scott Fitzel

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Client: Key Bank Tower

Location: Cleveland, OH, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $100,000

Project Team

Artist

Scott Fitzel

Xen Design

Artist

Kathleen Grennan

Xen Design

Industry Resource

Blane Newton

Sterling Edge

Industry Resource

Dennis Alexander

Biddles McSquid

Overview

Spiral Galaxy is a suspended sculpture composed of approximately 3,000 handmade solid clear glass orbs hanging at a height of 9 to 12 feet off the floor in the 24' tall lobby of the Key Bank Headquarters tower in Cleveland Ohio.

Goals

The artwork is intended to bring a feeling of lightness and welcome into the lobby of the tallest tower in Ohio, an austere building of stone and serious business. This sculpture is meant to invoke the beauty and mystery of the heavens and inspires us to acknowledge our place in the vast universe.

Process

The project was commissioned by Kalisher and designed by Xen Design. The concept for the ceiling mounted steel armature was handed off to Dennis Alexander for the CAD design. It went to Blane Newton at Sterling Edge for waterjet cutting, then to us in Hawaii for assembly.