Like many of my projects, the Shadow Array required us to figure out how to uniquely handle, build, and assemble the logs efficiently and with a level of control to meet my desired outcome. The size of these logs and the scale of the Shadow Array required a very different mindset than is typical with most sculptural commissions.
Im fortunate to have such a great group of people contributing there skills and experience to my project, and to be located where there is such a highly qualified and motivated community to work with.
The shadow array will be in complete less than a year from now. This is one of several video vignettes that will follow the project and provide a bit of background on what is going to be my largest work yet.
Working at a scale this large, Ive navigated a balanced path of honoring a core idea and allowing the necessity of technology and the unknown to play their role.
I have been commissioned to create a new work for the Denver International Airport and it's South Terminal Project. This is a preview of what I will be installing in 2015. The entire sculpture will consist of about 250 Spruce logs (beetle-kill) from Southern Colorado.
A recently completed commission in Seattle, Confluent Boulders, is located at the Maple Leaf Reservoir Park in North Seattle. Its been a wonderful experience working with the City of Seattle, the Public Utilities Department and the Watershed Management folks, as well as with Berger Partnership.
The gesture of a shadow array. Denver
This great photo was taken by Lon Nestrud. http://lonnestrud.zenfolio.com/p876083810 I think there is a real possibility with the right conditions that a moon shadow line could be viewed later this winter.