Wednesday, December 3, 2008


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.


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.