A Museum w/out Walls or Admission Fees
ArtAround Roswell 2018 Sculpture Tour
A Museum w/out Walls or Admission Fees
The works of art featured in this year's sculpture tour can be described as whimsical, witty, nostalgic, awe-inspiring.
Explore. Experience. Enjoy.
1. The Uniting of Work and Spirit by Robert Clements
Sponsored by Randall Paulson Architects
@ Mill Park; steel; 106” x 30" x 30”
Cutting and welding metal is a spiritual exercise for the artist, who purchased the bulldozer tooth at an Atlanta scrap yard, surmounted it with a figure of a running female torch-bearing Olympic athlete and created a pyramid to hold it up.
2. Ask The Fish 2.0 by Dr. Stephen Fairfield
Sponsored by Carl Black Roswell GMC
@ Don White at 400 Bridge; fiberglass, steel, holographic film; 14’ x 6’ x 5’
Inspired while walking in the high plains desert near the Dragoon Mountains as well as Job 12:8-10, the artist’s work represents the fusion of nature and creation, with the hand representing human kind’s dominion, yet still cherishing creation. The fish’s skin of holographic film diffracts light both day and night, shimmering and changing colors depending on the viewer’s position.
3. Votive by Gregory Johnson
Sponsored by Lennar Multifamily
@ Don White Volleyball; stainless steel powder finished coated; 63” x 56" x 32"
The name Votive is derived from the word “devotional.” A soft visual space is created to draw you into a contemplative moment. Curves and circles - spiritual shapes alluding to the circle of life and no beginnings or endings - are used to evoke feelings.
4. Low-Poly Open Heart by Matthew Duffy
Sponsored by Gas South
@ East Roswell Park; aluminum diamondplate, low-VOC enamel; 5’ x 5’ x 2.5’
The artist uses cutting-edge technology like hydro-cutting, 3-D printing, and CAD modeling, combined with traditional methods of sculpture making, creating this work from aluminum diamond plate, often seen in truck boxes and other industrial materials using an advanced algorithm, which chopped up a 3D model into a low polygon structure of interlocking triangle.
5. Ice Pops by Craig Gray
Sponsored by Synovus
@ Riverside Park; steel, wood, stucco; 108” x 60" x 60
This work is inspired by the artist’s imagination of times past, sitting in the back of the family Ford Pinto Wagon, watching the world pass by. Influenced by family vacations he experienced as a child, his sculptures are heavily-inspired by “Roadside Americana.”
6. Granite Ring by Chris Rothermel
Sponsored by Miller Lowry Development
@ Roswell Cultural Arts Center bridge; blue pearl granite; 60” x 20” x 8” | As a sculpture professor at Hong Kong Baptist University, Rothermel helped develop the Academy of Visual Arts and traveled throughout China to find raw materials, which is where these materials were discovered. He was inspired by the materials’ history, symmetry and beauty.
7. Dual Nature by Cecilia Lueza
Sponsored by Aesthetic Specialty Centre
@ Big Creek; aluminum, urethane, paint, epoxies, automotive finishes; 95” x 45” x 23”
This piece explores the visual effects of color inspired by contradictions in human nature. One side of the piece is bright red, while the other side is a myriad of colors and shades. The style of sculpture is linked to Expressionism and Optical Art. Inspired by color, nature and geometry the artist creates dynamic interactions with viewers.
8. Horse Apple by James Hetherington
Sponsored by Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects
@Leita Thompson, Arts Center West; steel plate, rebar (from a highway construction site), steel shot; 15’ x 8’ on 32” x 32” x 2.5” base | As a child, Hetherington took long walks from the dairy barn to the cow pasture and into the forest finding the horses. Curiosity inspired him to follow and watch them graze from the “Horse Apple” trees. The artist triggers this same curiosity in viewers who wonder about the stories behind the materials used in his sculptures.
9. Social Tones by Nathan Pierce
Sponsored by ALDI
@ Hembree Park; epoxy coated steel; 5’ x 5’ x 5’ each
In designing and producing large scale public sculptures, Pierce’s work has developed a harmonious relationship with the public landscape. The sculpture stimulates conversation and challenges our perceptions of the changing landscape as relating to our modern technology and how we communicate.
10. Celestial Fish by Donald Gialanella
Sponsored by Canton Place Development
@ Roswell Park; steel assemblage; 10” x 10.5” x 48”
Made up of over 500 pounds of automobile transmission parts welded together to form a giant fish that stands elegantly on three fins, the carefully selected assemblage of transmission gears form the fish’s eyes; and the circular spots on the side of the fish are made from an eclectic combination of gears, pulleys, rings, and car parts. The tail fin is swept to one side as to capture the fish in a swimming motion.