Whether you’re interested in art or not, it’s hard to ignore its effects on your community. It provides a high level of engagement for residents and tourists alike, not to mention it’s a powerful beautifying tool for public spaces. That is why many municipalities are partnering with artists to create sculpture pieces that resonate with people and enrich their local economy.
At EG Structural, we believe art brings people together. A well-designed piece can bring out what is truly unique about your city and generate a lot of interest from enthusiasts from out of town. Don’t believe us? Read our article below and learn which sculpture pieces are enriching their community.
Sculpture Pieces Can Engage Viewers and Magnify What’s Great About Your City
Since its installation in 2006, Anish Kappor’s 110-ton reflective sculpture, Cloud Gate, has become an icon in downtown Chicago. While it’s hard to say exactly how many people visit Cloud Gate a year; Millennium Park, where it’s located, sees an estimated 25 million visitors annually. One of those reasons is Cloud Gate and how it entices visitors to engage with it.
Sculpture pieces are meant to test our perspective and how we see the world around us. Cloud Gate does just that by highlighting the beauty of the cityscape surrounding it while distorting and magnifying it to the delight of those in its proximity. While the piece is still relatively new, it’s right up there with the Sears Tower, the John Hancock Center, and Wrigley Field as a true Chicago icon.
Sculpture Pieces That Electrify People’s Imaginations
Another sculpture that is exciting to people is Paige Bradley’s Expansion sculpture. Found in Manhattan, Bradley sculpted a woman meditating, then shattered and transformed it with bronze and electricity to create a glowing bursting effect. Since its installation, it’s become a much-beloved piece that brings several different meanings from people who admire it. According to Women’n Art, some people see a woman bleeding light, while others see a woman transcending and turning into light with her inner power. However you interpret it, it’s a perfect example of how sculpture pieces capture a community’s imagination.
Sculpture Pieces Can Advocate for a Better Future
Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd created his sculpture, Non-Violence, also known as The Knotted Gun, after the assassination of John Lennon. It is an oversized Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver with its muzzle tied in a knot. It’s meant to symbolize an end to gun violence and enrich the consciousness of humanity by advocating for peace.
Reuterswärd’s sculpture is an excellent example of how art can have a powerful message that resonates for years to come. Since being erected at the United Nations in 1988, it’s become a symbol for social change through violence-prevention education programs. Not to mention it’s been used in various media to advocate for a peaceful future. Its simple design and admirable message are something that resonates with everyone around the world.
EG Structural Creates Large Scale Art That Resonates
At EG Structural we have a passion for creating projects that inspire. We create timeless public art projects that embody the spirit of our clients and their community. Whether they’re a corporate entity or a municipality, we see what makes them special and design an open-air sculpture piece 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!