Special Species

2012 ArtPrize Entry

This work will be part public performance and part sculptural installation. I propose to flamework in glass the special and endangered plant species of Michigan In full view of the public in the plaza and install these glass plants around the plaza in subtle and unexpected places. This work will combine the traditional role of the carnival flameworker with the role of the artist naturalist. The proposed installation will be in the style of the entry images but will not enclude these specific works.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: Public Performance and glass sculpture
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: variable

Venue & Connection Information

ACTIONS : MUTATIONS : REVISIONS : FORMATIONS Inspired by the theatrics of ArtPrize, the Adoration curatorial team produced a site-specific exhibition, showcasing an array of multi-media artworks and performances. Using Calder Plaza and the Grand Rapids Police Department as a backdrop, an international ensemble of thirty artists has been brought together to stage the public exhibition Actions : Mutations : Revisions : Formations. For more details see the exhibition guide book (available in printed format during ArtPrize) at: http://goo.gl/k1Kg6

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: No
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: No
  • Outdoor Space needed: Yes
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: Yes

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