Specimen

2012 ArtPrize Entry
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Suspended in air, curious in its natural form, and artificial in its existence, Specimen evokes a peculiar creature of irregular origins. Made of glass, the work is constructed through a process of free form catenary slumping. Each piece of the work is subjected to its own temperature and duration setting providing variation in curvature and detail throughout the entire project. Hovering in the air, the visitor can walk around the work. The project team is Wes McGee, Catie Newell and Aaron Willette. ... Site:Lab is pleased to include this piece by Catie Newell and Wes McGee as part of its 2012 ArtPrize exhibition. Because Newell was the winner of the 2011 juried award for best use of urban space, this piece is not eligible to participate in the public vote, and therefore does not have a voting number.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 27'
  • Medium: Glass
  • Width: 6'
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 8'

Venue & Connection Information

The work needs to hang from a ceiling. It is relatively light weight and the artists are willing create custom framing and hanging connections.

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

Wes McGee and Catie Newell

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