Monday, March 15, 2010
Tornado Sky: Sunrise
My Sculpture Installation proposal has been chosen for a Franconia Sculpture Park NEA Open Studio Fellowship for 2010 to be in residence to create and exhibit work at FSP. The art review committee, staff, and board of directors are excited to have my work included in their 2010/2011 exhibition!!
Tornado Sky: Sunrise is an Electric Water Garden combining a bench, water falling from a street lamp that is protected by a lightning rod, a pond with a butterfly garden and a “glass house” containing life size images of electricity shooting out from Tesla coils toward a centered grounding post. The overall feel of the piece is somewhat of a modern Salvador Dali version of an Alice in Wonderland style mad
Every aspect of this installation holds symbolic reference to the flow of energy in life. From the street lamp lighting our way with its lightning rod offering protection and its continually cycling flow of water falling and rising simultaneously. We are offered a seat to sit back and consider just where it is we are in life, while we look out over a pond surrounded by wildflowers and butterflies. Off in the distance we see a “glass” house filled with images of fierce electrical energy and a grounding post to diffuse its power back into the ground where it will recharge the earth once again.
With the concept development, research & grant writing phases behind me... It is with great excitement that I dedicate today as the beginning of a great adventure in bringing this project to life!! The deadline just 6 months away.