Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Different Alphabet

Since October I've been working on a major piece of art for the Bloomfield Township Public Library in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. It's called A Different Alphabet. It was installed on January 29, 2010. The materials are 4"x4" squares of patinated silver leaf on polyester film supported on a wire armature. There is a flat piece of red/orange aluminum mounted on the wall at the right end. Except for the aluminum A Different Alphabet stands out 4" from the wall. It is about 18' wide and 6' high.

To go with the dedication of this piece, I participated in a panel discussion on Public Art with Reed Kroloff, Christine Schefman and Marc Schwartz. This was at the Bloomfield Township Public Library on February 4.

So, here is a photo of A Different Alphabet in its new home in the BTPL -

work in progress in my studio shortly before it went to the BTPL -