Sun Pitchers

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Client: Winridge Park | UrbanArt Commission

Location: Memphis, TN, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $80,500

Project Team

Lead artist, fabricator

Patrick Renner

Flying Carpet Creative

Lead engineer

Kelly O'Brien

Flying Carpet Creative

Overview

This deconstructed bouquet, composed of an array of seven elements, fans out across the previously empty green space of Winridge Park. Sunlight filters through cast colored glass pieces trapped in the woven stainless steel cones that top each totem. The pitchers present various viewing experiences: they shift from a tight cluster to an open, meandering line from the changing vantage point as one drives past, and can conversely be observed up-close at leisure, where they challenge human scale as visitors to the park move among the grove of exotic flora.

Goals

To reframe the park as a place where people can go to experience art and enjoy the open green space.

Process

The Flying Carpet Creative team worked to create an immersive installation for Winridge Park that celebrates the surrounding community, including the abutted elementary school.