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A Large Scale Art Installation of a kinetic art sculpture

Kinetic Art Sculptures: Where Art Takes Life

If you remember back to your middle school physics class, kinetic energy is energy in motion. It’s a fascinating scientific principle that many people forget has a significant place in public art. These kinetic art sculptures evoke strong emotional responses due to their fluidity and strong design features. Additionally, businesses and government entities benefit from public enthusiasm – leading to higher tourist and consumer activity. 

EG Structural has a deep passion for creating public art pieces that recognize your unique identity. Kinetic art installations are just one specialty that we are capable of providing to ensure your brand is represented artistically and functionally. Our article below details what goes into a beautiful kinetic art sculpture and its impact on public perception. 

The Popularity of Kinetic Art Sculptures?

In the 20th century, the use of movement in art became a popular aspect of many prominent sculpture pieces. This art form is called kineticism and its popularity has not slowed down. Many private art commission sculptures adopt some form of kineticism due to their simple, but fluid design. Artists like Naum Gabo, Marcel Duchamp, László Moholy-Nagy, and Alexander Calder were prominent figures in the movement and inspired artists and sculpture lovers from around the world. 

What Goes into Kinetic Art Projects?

The magic behind kinetic art sculptures is not easy to come by. It takes a lot of energy and resources to ensure everything is in working order. Furthermore, just like with any large-scale art project, it takes a lot of brainstorming, designing, engineering, and custom fabrication knowledge to bring art to life.  

Building kinetic art sculptures is equally an art project as it is a scientific experiment. It involves designing pieces that when put together will move in unison. Depending on the artist’s design, it will incorporate different parts to power movement, like wind and motors. 

To design a kinetic sculpture, artists will painstakingly create each piece on paper or digitally. Then with the power of custom fabrication, these pieces will become reality and fit together to form the intricate design. When enlisting an artist for a private commission art project, businesses and municipalities should hire an artist or company that will:

  • Conceptualize and design a sculpture based on your feedback
  • Coordinate production, quality, and risk minimization throughout the installation
  • Coordinate with custom fabrication, transportation, and construction professionals
  • Make recommendations on proper sculpture maintenance

Kinetic Art Sculpture’s Impact on The Community

Public art adds enormous value to our communities by providing cultural, aesthetic, and economic vitality. Structures such as kinetic art have become an accepted aspect of urban design because of its contribution to the area’s identity. Additionally, it fosters a sense of pride and inspiration for residents and tourists alike. Simply put, communities without public art are a little less vibrant and people are less likely to feel pride in their city or business.

EG Structural Has a Passion For Building Timeless Landmarks

EG Structural is proud of every public art installation we’ve designed and constructed for our clients. We partner with skilled experts to produce quality relics that embody the spirit of the community it is built for. Whether it’s a kinetic art sculpture or a single standing structure, EG Structural is passionate about building large-scale relics that you and your community can admire for years to come. Contact us today to discuss a possible private commission project.

A Metal Fabrication professional forging large scale art piece with a table saw

The Importance of Metal Fabrication in Large Scale Art

When it comes to large-scale art projects, many artists find themselves in need of custom metal fabrication. This is not anything new, as artists have partnered with fabricators for centuries to design, mold, and construct sculptures. While many people may assume it’s a one-man job, public art installations take a village and without expert fabricators, many famous landmarks would not enrich our communities. 

For over 25 years EG Structural has partnered with communities in the United States to construct timeless landmarks that embody the heart of the community. With the assistance of seasoned metal fabricators, we have designed and constructed remarkable relics that will stand the test of time. 

What Metal Fabrication Professionals Do

Metal fabricators provide expert support in bringing artists’ visions to life. They manipulate metal to meet the concept the artist has in mind. This often involves cutting, shaping, positioning, and aligning different metals to form the design. Additionally, they will understand how to assemble the project and ensure the structure’s parts are available and of high quality. 

Metal fabrication experts are there almost every step of the way. They attend development meetings, test for functionality, verify product dimensions, and maintain a production schedule. With their assistance, the artist’s vision is safely and accurately constructed for the public.

How Artists and Metal Fabrication Experts Synergize

Let’s be honest with ourselves, most artists aren’t engineering experts. They’re creative thinkers with wild imaginations and an eye for highlighting the uniqueness of a subject. But, when you combine the expertise of an artist and a metal fabricator, wonderful things happen.

Fabrication pushes the artist’s vision beyond the sheet of paper by supplying the equipment, space, and skills needed to bring sculpture pieces to life. Not to mention they can assist artists in conceptualization and provide an engineering perspective to design concepts. Also, fabricators give the artist more time to conceive and develop ideas for other projects.

One of the most common conversations artists and fabricators have is “How are we going to do?” One of the many benefits of partnering with a metal fabrication professional is their ability to problem-solve. When it comes to public art displays, there are constant hurdles one must overcome to ensure a successful installation. Making the engineering experience paramount in just about any large-scale art project. 

EG Structural Partners with Accomplished Metal Fabrication Experts

For over 25 years EG Structural has conceptualized and designed artistic renderings that have been brought to life due to the hard work of professional fabricators. We take pride in what we do, and it shows in the design, materials, and concepts used in each of our projects. We believe art has the power to bring people together and highlight what makes a city truly special, so why not use unique elements? Contact EG Structural today and learn how we can assist in your art installation.