ArtPrize 2018, Sept. 19 - Oct. 7, Grand Rapids, MI
Exhibited at The Gerald Ford Presidential Museum
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12.5”L x 10.5”W x 18.5”H
resin, acrylic ink, plaster and resi-CRETE base, LED
“Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
Water is the most essential element to life on Earth. It covers about 70 % of the Earth and makes up about 60 % of the human body. Spiritually, water is often a symbol of life, renewal, intuition, reflection, transformation, and energy. Water serves as a transporter of energy throughout our bodies, it is the means by which nourishment is circulated throughout ouselves.
Aqueous Solutions is a sculpture of a human foot making a splash in water, the foot is infused with the energy of the water and becomes one with the water as it drips back into itself. A blue light glows from within the sculpture representing the energy that flows from the water into the foot, breathing life into the world.
12”L x 8.5”W x 9”H
resin, oil-based pigment, plaster base, LED
It is believed that the universe is formed by the four elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Each of the four elements has its own unique properties, which work simultaneously to create one united universe. Water is the most essential element to life on Earth.
Anger splash is a sculpture of a human fist making a splash in water, the fist is releasing its energy into the water as the water releases its powerful energy back into the fist. A blue light glows from within the sculpture representing the synergy between the fist and the water as they work together to dissipate the negative energy of anger released from the fist while simultaneously dispersing the positive energy of life released from the water into the atmosphere.
27”L x 27”W x 15”H
resin, water pump, LEDs with wi-fi controller, plastic base
Helping Hands is a 3-dimentional sculpture and a working fountain. Water flows out of the top of the sculpture and cascades down from a pair of hands into a left hand which cascades into a right hand. The hands form an “assembly line” representing the impact of collaboration and the power of problem solving when people work together towards a common goal. Additionally, the fountain has imbedded LEDS that cross-fade into several colors, signifying the effectiveness of collaborating within a diverse collective.
18”L x 18”W x 33”H
resin, pigment powder, ink, LEDs, plaster base
15”L x 4”W x 20”H
stripped guitar, resin, acrylic paint
21.25”L x 15.75W” x 30.75”H
glass panel, resin, acrylic paint, pigment powder, ink, Pebeo, welded steel frame
60”L x 29.25W” x 31.5”H
oak wood, resin, acrylic paint, glow-in-the-dark pigment powder, ink, crushed glass pieces
Purple & Green Table
Outdoor Table & Chairs
Tree of Life
(ArtPrize 2017 entry)
36"L x 30"W x 78"H
tree branches, resin, acrylic paint, pigment powder, ink, LEDs, plywood base
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