For centuries, people have used art as a tool to express themselves and capture the realities around them. Its mediums take many forms, ranging from painting, drawings, and large sculpture pieces. Today, art is a necessary component of our city’s infrastructure. Think of some of the most prominent cities in the United States, you’ll notice how large-scale sculptures play a critical role in their identity.
EG Structural constructs public art installations that invoke a response. We capture the unique qualities of a community and memorialize them through fine art. In partnership with custom fabrication professionals, EG Structural’s Eric Garcia is happy to highlight your identity with an intricate design. Learn how sculpture pieces inspire the communities they are located in and what this means for you.
Understand Proportion and Scale
One of the basic principles of constructing sculpture pieces is utilizing proportions and size. Sometimes it’s necessary to adapt the proportions of the piece to suit its position to the viewer. Imagine looking at a sculpture high on a building. The piece will likely be made large on the upper part of the structure to ensure it reduces foreshortening.
Additionally, the scale of the sculpture needs to be considered in relation to its surroundings. When it’s located inside a building, it needs to fit the area it resides. When it comes to open-air sculptures – art installations that are located outside – you need to take into account that they’ll appear less massive in the studio.
How Large-Scale Sculpture Pieces Leave Communities in Awe
EG Structural loves creating things we’ve never done before. Each sculpture tells a story and highlights the unique features of a community or business. When creating pieces that symbolize their identity, usually it’s more significant with large-scale designs. For instance, take our Tulsa Route 66 sign. It’s a powerhouse of a monument that demands attention from passersby.
We’ve heard countless stories and comments from people saying they had to stop to see it up close. Often we’d hear them say how amazing the structure is because of its size. From afar, it already looks big, but up close? It’s even more impressive.
Large-Scale Sculpture Pieces Resonate with Tourists
Think of other large-scale sculpture pieces across the country. Cloud Gate in Chicago attracts tourists from around the world to admire its enormous reflective exterior. Or look at New York City’s line of statues that live in Central Park, honoring pioneering women from history and literature. The sheer size of art installations can gain attention and have a significant impact on its viewers’ feelings and your community.
Art can be used as a powerful tool to attract travelers to the piece. Resulting in further exploration of your community, leading to more money going towards local businesses and building a strong identity.
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!