Square Totem

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Client: St. Charles Park District

Location: St. Charles, IL, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $1,000

Project Team

Artist

Christopher Newman

Ars Magne

Industry Resource

Phillip Schalekamp

SPDI

Overview

Square Totem was fabricated in accordance with Rhino CAT files. It is 13 feet high and 2 feet square in plan. In 3/8 inch steel, it is painted bright yellow on the inside and red-orange on the exterior.

Goals

I want to call attention to the differences in forms and colors among the built and living in our environment.

Process

While the project was conducted without a commission, it was intended for consideration for a yearly exhibit by Chicago Sculpture Exhibit, a not-for-profit organization that provides selected sculptures with a stipend and liability insurance in a location sponsored by contributing public and private sources.

Additional Information

Having proven its success during a year-long public exhibit, Square Totem is reliable candidate for purchase.