The Power of Limits

Submitted by Swanson Stone

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Client: Western State Colorado University

Location: Gunnison, CT, United States

Completion date: 2016

Project Team

Artist

Frank Swanson

Swanson Stone, Artist, fabricator, consultant

Overview

Power of Limits, 2016, 11'H x 50'W x 25'D Limestone, Western State Colorado University, Artist designer Nancy Lovendahl

Goals

The goal was to create a sculpture that would link the performing and visual art departments. Pythagoras' discovery of the harmonic mathematic proportions of unison, octaves and intervals in sound creates a leaf-like form cut from the center of 5 stone blocks. These natural proportions are also used by the visual arts for harmony, thus linking both art departments

Process

Swanson stone was contracted to do all pre forming which included contour cutting and removal of forms from stone blocks. We also provided design consulting for certain elements as well as designing custom rigging components for setting finished pieces and supervising the crating process. Nancy worked at our shop to do all finishing and final shaping procedures.

Additional Information

Swanson Stone also provided the space and tools for Nancy to fabricate the metal lifting devices we designed. I would just like potential customers to know that we have a full metal working facility as well as a wood shop that supports the whole operation so artists can complete other elements needed to finish there creations.