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Public Art – 5 Interior and Exterior Installations

2004 – CATS (CHARLOTTE AUTHORITY OF TRANSPORTATION)
Mixed Media two wall pieces approx 26’L by 7; height outdoor $20,000

2002 – NORTH CAROLINA ZOOLOGICAL PARK COMMISSOIN $16,500
Lion’s Pride – Mixed media exterior relief sculpture (6’x15’)
North Carolina Zoological Park – Asheboro, NC outdoor

1999 – CHARLOTTE/MECKLENBURG PUBLIC ART COMMISSION $12.000
Disappearing Animals – Mixed media - Holographic Mural (4’x 8’)
Endangered animals disappear as the viewer walks along the installation
Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation Department, Charlotte, NC
North Carolina Arts Council Percentage for the Arts Program

1998 – CHARLOTTE/MECKLENBURG PUBLIC ART COMMISSION $8.000
Circle Dance – Mixed media – Holographic Mural (4’x8’)
Mecklenburg County Public Health Department, Charlotte
North Carolina Percentage for the Arts Program

1997 – NORTH CAROLINA ARTS COUNCIL ART IN PUBLIC BUILDINGS $20,000
Passing the Baton – Holographic Mural (8’x15’)
University of North Carolina – Asheville, NC
Justice Health/Fitness Center – Asheville, NC
North Carolina Arts Council Percentage for the Arts Program

 

My public art is kinetic and viewer-interactive. Visitors walking back and forth in front of the textured surfaces discover ‘holographic’ color shifts. Often this dynamic visual effect creates surprise and excitement, and for children, it becomes a magical experience of exploration and discovery. This interaction often promotes conversation, and ultimately serves to bring people together; building community is my primary goal as an artist creating art for public places.

I’ve also created a ‘visual vocabulary’ with my technique, for example, by representing skin colors; I have drawn attention to the important role that ‘perspective’ plays in our culturally diverse cities. Additionally, in an Endangered Animal project, I employed these surfaces to display mankind’s direct connection with this environmental dilemma. For example, as a visitor progresses forward along the wall, each prominently colored animal alters to a color matching the background; the animals in effect blend into it and, seemingly disappear. Conversely, as the viewer reverses his/her forward progression, the animals are restored to their vivid colors; each endangered animal reappears. The dynamics of this piece symbolically draws attention to mankind’s current ‘forward movement,’ and asks for a re-examination of our so called ‘forward progress.’

There are many other applications for my kinetic surfaces to display a ‘visual language’ created to dynamically interact with its specific audience.

 
 

CATS

 

Fire and Water

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Holographic glass
Charlotte Fire Department

 

 

 

 

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Drawing for Transylvania County Library

Drawing for Transylvania Public Library

 
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