Typhas

With Co Artist: Charlotte Wall
Closely following the meandering river beds and streams of water, the typha can be read as a signifier for the existence of water in the landscape.
With this piece we are primarily engaging the senses of sight and sound in the material world, but we are also hoping to engage a more subconscious state of mind that reaches for remembrances and feelings of connectedness.
The Typha plant as found near the site of the installation
Typha \’tīfə\ n.

A genus of tall erect plants that occur in fresh and salt marshes and have sword-shaped leaves and monoecious flowers in dense spikes with the staminate uppermost.

Also known as: Reed, Bulrush, Cattail
Creating a dynamic art piece in this vibrant yet serene environment requires us to embrace the essence of this place: the sights and sounds that have existed it throughout time.
THE ESSENCE OF PLACE
The sculptural component is a symbolic re-imagining of the typha plant.
Typhas - Perforations Detail
These abstracted forms will be composed as three sculptures. They will be cast in stainless steel with the outer surface polished to a mirror finish.
View from the top of the the sculpture
To speak eloquently of a particular place, both the sights and the sounds of the place need to be addressed.
Typhas at night
LED lights will be installed inside of the three main flowers so that the gold inside will glow softly on the exterior of the Typhas.
Ground based lighting will be used to illuminate the sculpture at night in order to create a glowing effect; providing visibility and a welcoming beacon to the space.
Project Year
2019
Medium
Mirror Finished Stainless Steel
Painted Epoxy Interior Cavity
Steel Benches
Project Status
In Progress

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