Client: Tompkins Cortland Community College Foundation
Location: Dryden, NY, United States
Completion date: 2016
Artwork budget: $50,000
Tompkins County Civil War Commission
Tompkins Cortland Community College
The project consists of a staggered arrangement of 4 silhouettes of Civil War nurses, each with some variability but generally lacking in detail. The grouping follows the edge of a grove of trees up a gentle slope. An interpretive sign gives information on four nurses from the county the project specifically honors. Each nurse carries a functional lantern, powered by a small solar panel. The figures is about 6-6″ feet tall. The overall dimensions are 45 feet by 20 feet. Materials: powder coated steel, concrete, acrylic and lighting components.
This was a multi year design process involving many stakeholders. The needs of the college facilities department had to be addressed as well as the conceptual and aesthetic requirements of the committee. Signage had information that had to be researched by the county historian. Most of the fabrication was in my shop with subcontracting for specific tasks.