'Joyful Journey Color Column' is eye candy deluxe!
The 8-foot tall steel and plexiglass sculpture features rectangular frames with rounded edges and 5 color blocks with complementary pops of colors. The form resembles a trail marker or directional sign.
The sculpture's lines are layered, smooth, and sophisticated. This is a visually buoyant sculpture which reads as upbeat and cheerful.
The 5 color block panels swivel (if assisted by the viewer) around a central pole, providing opportunity for a variety of looks, all depending on the orientation of the panels in relation to each other and the vantage point of the viewer.
I'm grateful to Mirta at Interstate Advanced Materials in Austin, TX, for providing in-person access to her acrylic sheet color samples/swatches. The swatch samples educated me about the variety and nuances of acrylic sheet and helped me make the best selections for this project.
The sculpture is comprised of 14 components, each weighing no more than an individual is able to handle on his/her own, thereby facilitating ease of transport and installation. (For example, the single heaviest component is the 30-lb. base.)
While I welcome private commissions, I delight in how public art impacts a greater number of people and creates a special energy and focal point in communal spaces; so I’m particularly pleased that 'Joyful Journey Color Column' will be on display at the Georgetown Sculpture Tour from October 2023 - October 2024, at the corner of Main and 7th (701 S. Main Street, across from the courthouse on the historic town square), in Georgetown, TX.
Join me on October 19th at 7pm at the Georgetown Autumn Art Stroll, for the Sculpture Tour Ceremony, if you're able, and we'll raise a glass together to celebrate public art!
The steel on 'Joyful Journey Color Column' has been sealed with multiple coats of clear lacquer to prevent rusting, thereby preserving the sculpture's polished and refined look.
The sculpture is 96” tall x 34” wide (max.) x 34” deep (max.). The ‘maximum’ dimensions are when the two largest panels are completely opposite each other. Total weight is approximately 140 lbs.
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