SCULPTURESANDPARK

 

SCULPTURE PROPOSALS

&

SCULPTURE PARK

 
 

WATCH DEMO VIDEO TO SEE SCULPTURES, THEN READ BELOW FOR DETAILS

 

WEIGHTLESS

DESCRIPTION:

A SURREAL SCULPTURE OF A MAN AND A LARGE ROCK SUSPENDED BY A GRID OF METAL RODS OVER A CONCRETE OR WOODEN BASE. 

DETAILS:

FIGURE CAN BE MADE OF CONCRETE, BRONZE, MARBLE, OR PLASTIC DEPENDING ON BUGDET.

FACE HAS THE EXPRESSION OF SERENITY.

INSPIRATION:

I OFTEN FEEL WHAT THIS CHARACTER FEELS - BOTH A SENSE OF WEIGHT ABOVE ME, BUT ALSO A SENSE OF STILLNESS, OR FREEDOM FROM THAT WEIGHT. IT ALWAYS SEEMS TO STARE AT ME IN THE FACE. HOW I DEAL WITH THE PROSPECT OF WEIGHT DETERMINES THE WEIGHT I ULTIMATELY EXPERIENCE.

 

 

RUBIKS CUBE

DESCRIPTION:

A LIFE SIZE INTERACTIVE RUBIKS CUBE OF ART

DETAILS:

THE RUBIKS CUBE, STANDING 6 FT TALL, CAN BE MANUALLY SHIFTED, JUST LIKE A REAL RUBIKS CUBE. ON EACH FACE OF THE CUBE WILL BE A MONOCHROME. USERS WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE CUBE ONLY BY ROTATING IT AROUND. THE ELEMENT OF DISCOVERY AND PERSONAL CONTROL ARE CENTRAL TO THIS EXPERIENCE. THE MONOCHROMES TELL A STORY WHEN ARRANGED NEXT TO EACH OTHER - THIS STORY BECOMES KINETIC WHEN THE CUBE IS SHIFTED AROUND - CREATING A NEW SURFACE AND CONTEXT OF IMAGERY WITH EACH APPROACH. 

CONSTRUCTION IS MADE OF BLACK STEEL AND WHITE LAZER ENGRAVED PANEL.

INSPIRATION:

AS MY COLLECTION OF MONOCHROMES GROWS, THE COMPLEXITY OF THE STORIES I CAN TELL WITH THEM INCREASES. THE RUBIKS CUBE IS ONE OF THE FIRST DESIGNS I'VE MADE IN THE REALM OF KINETIC / SHAPESHIFTING ART. USERS CAN LITERALLY PLAY WITH MY CREATIVE STORYBOARD, AND FIND THEIR OWN CONNECTIONS BETWEEN IDEAS AND IMAGERY.

 

THE PRESSURE OF LIGHT

DESCRIPTION:

AN ARCHITECTURAL PAVILION DESIGNED TO SHAPE THE EXPERIENCE OF INFORMATION THROUGH LIGHT AND FORM.

DETAILS:

THE TOP HALF AND THE BOTTOM HALF ARE IDENTICAL TO EACH OTHER, EXCEPT THEY ARE INVERTED - SO AS YOU WALK THROUGH THE FRONT OF THE MODEL, THE TOP HALF WILL GRADUALLY OPEN UP, WHILE THE BOTTOM GRADUALLY CLOSES IN. ENTERING FROM THE OTHER SIDE, THE EXACT OPPOSITE WILL OCCUR - THE TOP WILL CLOSE IN WHILE THE BOTTOM OPENS UP. 

AT THE VERTICAL CENTER OF EACH HALF, TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT OF YOUR HEAD THE MODEL IS LINED WITH WHITE PANELS - THESE WHITE PANELS WILL FEATURE A SERIES OF MONOCHROMES.

MATERIALS - CONCRETE. POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVES - BLACK STEEL OR WOOD. 

INSIPIRATION:

MANY OF MY MONOCHROMES CAME TO ME DURING MOMENTS OF GREAT CONTRAST - EITHER DURING PERSONAL TURMOIL OR FROM ATOP A CLOUD OF IDEALS. "THE PRESSURE OF LIGHT" IS MEANT TO CONVEY THE DRASTIC CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH AN IDEA COMES INTO EXISTENCE AND IS EXPERIENCED, A SENSE OF PRESSURE AND OPENNESS...TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN.

 

WOMAN IN A VASE

DESCRIPTION:

A LIFE SIZE FIGURE OF A WOMAN STARES AT YOU AS YOU WALK ON THE GLASS CEILING THAT ENCLOSES HER

DETAILS:

THE ENCLOSURE CAN BE ABOVE GROUND AS SHOWN, OR BELOW GROUND, WITH JUST A GLASS FLOOR SURROUNDED BY A WALKWAY AND GRASS.

IF ABOVE GROUND, THE STAIRCASE DESIGN CAN BE MODIFIED TO FIT THE AVAILABLE SPACE (DOESN'T HAVE TO BE 2 SYMMETRICAL STAIRCASES AS SHOWN IN PARK)

IF INTERESTED OPTION B IS TO HAVE MULTIPLE VERSIONS/FIGURES IN THEIR OWN ENCLOSURES ALONG A WALKWAY, ABOVE OR BELOW GROUND.

FIGURE CAN BE MADE OF CONCRETE, BRONZE, MARBLE, OR PLASTIC DEPENDING ON BUGDET.

INSPIRATION:

SOLITUDE IS A THEME WHICH OCCURS OFTEN IN MY WORK. IN PARTICULAR THIS DESIGN WAS CONCEIVED BY THE FEELING THAT THE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION I WAS ABLE TO ACQUIRE REGARDING MY EXISTENCE WAS LIMITED TO HUMAN PERCEPTION..."PLATO'S CAVE". THE WOMAN IN THE CONTAINER WILL NEVER SEE THE FULL EXTENT OF HER REALITY, SHE ONLY HAS THE BIRDS, THE BLUE SKY, AND WHOMEVER WALKS ON TOP OF HER GLASS CEILING. 

 

THE SCULPTURE PARK

DESCRIPTION:

THE ULTIMATE SAMSONOVICHIAN EXPERIENCE - A PHYSICAL NETWORK OF IDEAS, A STORY, A GROUND FOR IDEALOGICAL EXPLORATION. 

DETAILS:

THE EXPERIENCE OF SPACE AND ELEMENTS IN THIS PARK WERE DESIGNED DOWN TO THE INCH. THAT BEING SAID, THIS PARK, OR ONE LIKE IT CAN BE TAILORED TO A CERTAIN BUDGET AND PLOT OF LAND - THE NUMBER OF SCULPTURES CAN INCREASE OR DECREASE, THE SIZE AND LAYOUT OF THE PARK CAN BE MODIFIED, ETC. 

INSPIRATION:

MY ENTIRE CAREER HAS THUS FAR BEEN ROOTED IN FINDING UNIQUE PLACES AND WAYS FOR PEOPLE TO EXPERIENCE ART. MOST OF THIS EXPERIMENTATION HAS BEEN VIA COLLABORATIONS WITH MY GIVEN ENVIRONMENT - USUALLY NYC - ITS WALLS, SIDEWALKS, AND ADVERTISING SPACES. WHEN I CAME TO DETROIT I BEGAN TO REALIZE THAT I DIDN'T HAVE TO WORK WITH A GIVEN ENVIRONMENT, THAT I COULD CREATE MY OWN. I HAVE ALWAYS FELT THAT THE CONTEXT IN WHICH AN IDEA IS ABSORBED IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE IDEA ITSELF - AND SO, CREATING A SPECIFIC ARCHITECTURAL ENVIRONMENT IS THE ULTIMATE MERGER OF CONTEXT AND CONCEPT. 

 

PRICING

Pricing for each of these sculptures can vary drastically and is determined by materials being used, and how much/little architecture is designed on, around and for the site. If you're interested in one or more of these concepts, we can start determining finances based on your interests and budget.