When it comes to art, it’s certainly true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone reacts differently based on their preferences, experiences, and history. But beyond personal preference, the right piece of art can inspire results. Recently, Hines Development, a real estate investment, development, and management firm contracted EG Structural on a private commission project to produce a sculpture that complements their new Phoenix office’s interior. We’re proud of the work and are happy to share the details about it with you.
The Root of the Hines Project
Hines has been hard at work in remodeling their Biltmore corporate office building to develop an attractive environment for its tenants. One of the ways they achieve this was to incorporate a sculpture that would complement their contemporary lobby style. When Hines came to EG Structural with this idea, we were instantly interested in developing a sculpture piece that represents their history and growth.
The Creativity That Went Into the Private Commission Project
When discussing what Hines wanted in their sculpture, they simply sought that would inspire tenants and guests of the building. They gave EG Structural free reign to conceptualize, develop, and construct a design that would enrich their office atmosphere.
EG Structural’s founder and artist, Eric Garcia, personally developed several designs that embodied the spirit of this wonderful organization. Finally, one design stuck out from the rest. One that incorporates elements of nature, motion, and growth in an 18×7 foot space to inspire those who see it.
Eric used an assortment of mixed media for the commission project such as wood, styrofoam, paper mache, paper towels, acrylic, and plaster to construct a large tree with leaves falling from the branches. The tree symbolizes the idea of growth and stability, correlating with Hines’ experience and continued expansion. Additionally, the trunk and branches of the tree have meticulously placed linework to create the perception of motion, representing the company’s forward-thinking direction. The sculpture piece also incorporates falling leaves to signify the company’s achievements.
The design, construction, and integration of the sculpture took almost 3 months to complete and we could not be happier with the results. We’ve received tremendous feedback from Hines and people across social media about the beauty of the sculpture’s design and how it invokes such strong feelings.
EG Structural Is Open For Corporate and Government Commission Projects
At EG Structural we have a passion for creating projects that inspire. For over 25 years, Eric Garcia has provided strong conceptual design to develop timeless public art projects that embody the spirit of our clients. Whether they’re a corporate entity or a municipality, we see what makes them special and design a sculpture that highlights their exceptionality. If your organization is looking for a private commission sculpture piece, contact EG Structural today and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible!