Objective The client desired a sculpture to enhance their small, yet elegant, enclosed patio. They were looking for artwork that had a delicate, lattice-like appearance that was compatible with the existing desert plants and foliage; a piece more subtle than substantial.
Approach The client had severe health challenges involving intense medical testing and treatments. As such, it was important that the artwork should reflect his personal struggle, yet also provide a meaningful symbol of hope.
Solution Create a symbolic, multi-faceted sculpture which embodies the client’s healing process. The work contains powerful visual references - DNA helix strands and molecular structures - to form a type of ‘beacon’ image. The notion of transcending adversity is represented in both the forms and finishes; an ascension upwards from dark to light. This is prominent at the apex, where the reflective silvery finish offers a symbolic beacon of light.
Impact Sculpture served as an inspirational symbol, a daily visual reminder, that hope for healing is ever present.
DESIGN PROCESS / from conception to installation
This sequence of images show the process of visualizing, designing, and fabricating the sculpture described above. Beginning with concept renderings (using Rhino 3-d modeling software), moving into the 'messy' nature of fabrication, and finally, the completed work.
More details can be viewed in the 'Design & Fabrication' section of this website.