Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Organica"


Today we installed "Organica" in front of the Central Square Library. The steel sculpture is 48" tall and 32" wide. This piece was inspired by a piece of sea weed I found washed up on Carter's Beach in Queens County Nova Scotia this past summer.

The shape is taken directly from the sea weed which I photographed. I then added to it for a modern design and for structural integrity. The sculpture is mounted on a concrete pedestal about 12" off the ground. The pedestal is also resting on a concrete footer. I plan to go back in the spring and do some more work on the pedestal and raise it up about another 4"-6".

I am presently waiting on the title plate and then we will make the official presentation to the Library and do the photo-op thing for the newspapers.

Pictured here I am tightening the bolts that hold the sculpture to it's pedestal with my helper Steven Collaro.

This project was made possible by a grant from the New York State Council for the Arts (NYSCA) and the Syracuse Cultural Resources Council.

Special thanks to Randy Stier and Specialty Welding and Fabricating of Syracuse, NY.

2 comments:

Mick said...

Congratulations on this installation, Kevin. It was especially nice that you named helpers and assistants as well. Now you have my curiosity piqued and I'm hoping for a look at the seaweed you mention as your inspiration for this sculpture.

K.V. Abbott said...

Thanks Mick! It hadn't occurred to me to post it, but that is a great idea.