Reaction

Mark Schentzel's avatar Mark Schentzel

“Reaction” Reaction symbolizes the platonic solid shape of an icosahedron, which is in a state of structural decline due to the surrounding elements of nature. The creation of this work employs steel filler in the connecting weldments. This operates as both a visual contrast as well as an unreliable structural component. Steel welds unprotected from the environment will rust and continue to compromise the structural integrity of this work. Throughout time the sculpture will evolve, as the rusting will eventually take over the stainless steel--an inevitable result of the sculpture responding to the environment. These results are to open our eyes to our country’s failing infrastructure of roads and bridges. -Mark Schentzel

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: about 11 feet
  • Medium: stainless steel
  • Width: about 8 feet
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: about 7 feet