Wavelength - CODAworx

Wavelength

Client: Arnold Elementary

Location: Arnold, MD, United States

Completion date: 2023

Artwork budget: $20,000

Project Team

Installation

Elemental Metalworks

Elemental Metalworks

Design and Project Management

B+B Lab

Overview

Wavelength is a 32 ft long sculpture that presents an abstract interpretation of the nearby Chesapeake Bay. Installed in the main hallway of Arnold Elementary School, I wanted to offer students a different way of looking at this iconic body of water. The Chesapeake plays an important role in the community and features in many of the school’s lesson plans. My goal was to present something familiar in an unexpected way, introducing concepts of abstraction, geometry, and symmetry.

Goals

To activate a transitional space by tying it thematically into important subject matter for the school.

Process

Prior to installing Wavelength, I led a 3 week lesson with Arnold Elementary’s 5th graders to guide them in creating their own suspended sculptures. We explored topics like color and composition, geometry and balance.