Document Type

Grant Proposal

Date Accepted

Spring 2007

Project Description/Abstract

The final outcome of this project is to produce the work Niagara for a show of internationally known sculptors in Florida. This show is being curated by the Elaine Baker Gallery, a major American gallery. Niagara is to be built in my studio in Somerset, MA. This work is to be one of the largest works that I have produced to date and the most challenging structurally. The challenge is to engineer the connections between the sculptural elements so that they do no look like they are firmly attached. The visual potential for the elements falling is part of the illusion. To do this takes an innovative approach. Most engineering in architecture and industrial design emphasized showing the structure. My work demands to be clean. It demands to have an absence of process. All of the work will be done internally.

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