Wilson Street Bridge Sculpture Entries - Competition 4: "Art"

When the Donovan (Wilson Street) Bridge project was completed in 2007, the design included four piers, each with a location designated for four works of art corresponding to the categories of "Nature",  "History", "Science" and "Art".  Two sculptures, "Nature's Sounds of Harmony" by Kai Schulte and  "A Look Back" by Oscar Leon and Jessica LoPresti have been permanently installed.  "Fractal Limits" by Bruce White has been selected to represent Science and is being fabricated.  

Now, the City Council is seeking to choose the fourth and final sculpture, representing the theme of "Art" and is seeking your input before making its decision.  It will also be receiving the opinions of a professional sculptor who works with public art, as well as City staff in terms of durability, susceptibility to vandalism or accident and other considerations important for these long-lasting pieces to grace the bridge.  The first two pieces have been overwhelmingly embraced by the community, especially our school children, and we would like your input not only for now, but for the 80-100 years the pieces are planned to last. 
  
Please see the following images for seven entries for this competition below.  Entries are presented in alphabetical order by the Artist's last name.  Please send your comments to our Sculpture Email Address  or use this online survey to provide your feedback.  The City Council requests feedback be provided by February 4, 2017.  

Powerpoint Presentation of Entries 1/17/17

All works are copy-written by the artists.  


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"Spintronic" by Nicole Beck
Existing Work
Stainless Steel and Glass
10' x 3'

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"Self Expression" by Guy J. Bellaver
Original Concept
Steel and Fiberglass
8' x 3' x 2.5'

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"Tools of the Trade" by Chris Bennett
Original Concept
Bronze, Steel, Aluminum
8' x 4' (Upper) x 2.33' (Base)
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"Art" by Bouba Boumaiz
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"Her Grace and the Motley" by Herb Eaton
Original Concept
Bronze and Stainless Steel
Figures: 4', Curtain: 9'
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"From the Waters Comes My Bounty" by Ray Kobald 
Existing Work
Bronze
7' x 1.5' (base) x 2' (base)

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"Art" by David Zahn
Original Concept
Bronze
8' x 3.5' 
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