Shift

Salvaged galvanized steel
96" x 60" x 40"
2013

This site specific work is part of a temporary exhibit put on by the city entitled “Nature in Balance, Artists Interprting Climate Change and the Environment Through Sculpture”.  When given my location at the base of the historic triangular “flatiron” building by the front door of Logos bible software co., I decided to play with the proportions of the building in a symbolic state of transformation.  The title “Shift” is a play on architectural collapse through inevitable tectonic shifts and a cultural or ideological shift of modern culture towards environmentalism; a trend that Christianity needs to embrace.  The steel form is intended to be reminiscent of something in a state of both decay and growth; a symbol of old and new on different levels.