Intended as accessible public sculpture, Swivel-Stack Totem is located on private property within an arm's reach of the street, allowing visual and tactile access to passersby.
This steel-and-plexiglass sculpture was designed specifically for its current outdoor environs using recycled and common materials such as drill pipe, steel strap, and common hardware.
A central pole is the vertical axis onto which the modular elements can be sleeved and arranged in any position around the pole.
The inner and outer frames were bent by hand into a variety of sizes using an adjustable jig to achieve the desired shapes.
Colored plexiglass ‘canvases' serve as pops of color in the inner frames.
The modularity of this sculpture allows for interchangeable canvases. The color schemes of the plexiglass can be played around with. Or, the canvases can be changed to a completely different medium: think fiber weavings, stained glass, or perhaps a mosaic of hummingbird tongues and bat wings…
Swivel-Stack Totem is nestled between two Pride of Barbados plantings and is intended to complement their showy orange blooms.
This outdoor sculpture is a nod to the concept of public art on private land. And unlike a city-sanctioned public art project, the permitting and installation of this sculpture was a breeze!
Swivel-Stack Totem measures 8 ft. tall x 3 ft. maximum width. Drill pipe, 1” x 3/16” steel strap, socket head cap screws, socket set screws, and plexiglass.
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