Birth of a Dream

2011 ArtPrize Entry
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Working from a suspended grid, I have created a sculpture of Charity, a mother Pegasus with wings spread, protecting her newborn, Hope. She is constructed of thousands of pieces of silver material, suspended on many white light reflecting lines. Hope is suspended on lines that reflect faintly golden, like a ray of sunshine. Hope is translucent, consisting of two materials that present an idea but are not clearly defined. Hope is a feeling often springing from the action of Charity and will always be ambiguous, reflecting the needs of the Hope-full. The piece is entitled “Birth of a Dream”. I must explain, there is very little to compare this work to. It has to be experienced. It is magical and people deserve the chance to experience it. John O Donohue, Irish philosopher, said; Beauty takes us by surprise, and for that gives us Courage. This piece will give its viewers Beauty, Courage, and Hope.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 10 feet
  • Medium: thousands of pieces of light weight silver metal suspended on thousands of lines
  • Width: 10 feet
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 8 feet

Venue & Connection Information

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

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