Riverside Regional Park abounds with art opportunities. This phase of the project will incorporate temporary art installation from the artists below that community members can provide feedback on to help guide future incorporation of art in the park. The Park Open House and Art Opening took place on Saturday, September 12, 2020 (CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS).
Materials: 2000 golf clubs fastened to a welded steel armature
Dimensions: The sculpture is a 12-foot diameter sphere.
Type: New Construction
About the Art
The piece is titled Taraxacum Wedge. It is inspired by the Taraxacum erythrospermum which is the species of dandelion most common in North America.
This form was chosen for this project as a way to connect with park visitors. This flower will be easy to recognize but people will be amazed by its scale. The conceptual backdrop of the piece lies in the materials. The piece is made of 2000 golf clubs zip tied onto a welded steel armature. Part of the design of the work incorporates a sense of discovery as passers by visually inspect the piece and realize what it’s made of. This is a tool of observation and I have used it in many previous projects so I am aware of its effectiveness. The sculpture has a visually high impact and is maintenance free. I’ve also factored in high weather durability and of course safety is my primary concern.
The sculpture is a 12-foot diameter sphere. The armature, which is already in production is constructed of welded steel pipe and steel rod and is made to be dismantle and be reassembled onsite. The golf clubs are fastened to the frame using zip ties as well as other fasteners.
Project Title: Vapor Line Kinetic Installation - Sculpture
• Aluminum, wire, paint, nylon mesh
• This is a kinetic sculptur sculpture.
• Please visit www.simbioba.com/public public-art to see another
aluminum-tiled kinetic sculpture of ours in motion.
About the Art
White River winds invisible, but near, for much of the paths which skirt it. The piece echoes the line of the river up into the trees and wind for passerby to see. A silvery ribbon of kinetic color and light will shimmer with every breeze over the river. Formed of hundreds of lightweight aluminum tiles hung upon a mesh grid, the colors are cool blues along the bottom and warm bright tones along the top. Because the piece is so airy, it incorporates the changing landscapes of summer, fall, and early winter.
Materials Durability and Safety:
This is an ephemeral piece. It should last well over three months, but is not intended for long-term installation. The areas of mesh have close groupings of the tiles to help make it visible to birds and bats - the areas away from the mesh are spaced strands of wire.
Tsvetomir Naydenov and Marguerite de Messières
16776 Whites Store Road
Boyds, MD 20841
Artist: Miracle Wonderland Carnival Co.
Dimensions: 8-feet tall and 9-feet wide (3 total butterflies) Medium: (Painted wood)
Type: New Construction
About the Art
The French word for butterfly, Papillon, invokes images of beautiful vibrant colors. This installation is inspired by the swallowtail butterfly, one of the most beautiful and beloved butterfly species, who are commonly found in Indiana. While butterflies are emblematic creatures, they are most commonly associated with allegories of transformation and change. In this moment of transition for our world, there seems no better symbol of hope for this moment. Like caterpillars crawling into a chrysalis, we know what it is like to be confined to a space while we face conflict and struggle and weather the storm from the world outside. Butterflies are delicate creatures, facing numerous hardships and yet they survive to bring beauty into our world. Our hope is that through these struggles we can grow stronger and create a brighter future for our world.
These giant butterfly wings offer a way strikingly animate Riverside Park. The vibrant wings add color to the park, interrupting the greenery, contributing to the fall colors, and in cold weather standing out vibrantly against the snow.
Passersby will be pulled in by the backdrop of vibrant textures and colors framing visitors figures, as they discover for one magical moment what it’s like to have wings.
In addition to serving as a symbol of hope and transformation, this installation seeks to showcase the importance of the natural world
while also providing a non-contact installation that can be enjoyed by all.
Each butterfly is comprised of two large butterfly wings standing upright, reaching 8-feet tall and 9-feet wide. The wooden wings are cut via CNC and reinforced in the rear with steel, weighted, and anchored to the ground to ensure stability.
Butterflies are a lucky charm during cycles of change within your life. It keeps you moving during these periods of renewal and rebirth. It helps bring a missing playfulness and lightness of being.
Artist: Joni Younkins-Herzog
Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 6 ft
Medium: Steel, rubberized velour, aluminum , screen, tar, silicone, lace, paint Type: Pre-existing, 2018
About the Art
I am a sculptor with a love of materials. Each medium I use poses a challenge to maximize its strengths and inherent design qualities. I enjoy tapping into unusual imagery in my works including large expressive forms that incorporate a sense of organic architecture. My interest in botany and herbalism influence my imagery combined with representing a feminine mystique on a grand scale.
"Vuida” is a giant flower that references a woman in mourning. The flower itself is shaped like a morning glory, even mimicking the soft velveteen petals. The stalk becomes a long flowing dress made of black lace, common in many cultures of a mourning veil. The architectural structure is built like a spider web adding to an additional metaphor of a black widow spider with its red stamen. I find flowers to be extremely inspiring and layered with information, in my studio practice I use the flower as a point of departure. The additional metaphors develop during the physical creation of my initial inspiration.
The sculpture is made from industrial steel pipe and is finished with durable epoxy coating.
It stands 12’ high and is 8’ wide and 4’ deep. The work will be bolted to a ¾” x 48’ x48” steel plate which will provide additional support. The plate will be anchored to the ground with 4- 18” earth anchors.