Humber Bridge Sculpture for 2012
WHAT IS THIS PUBLIC PROJECT AND SCULPTURE?
Our Humber Bridge sculpture was conceived three years ago, inspired by the architecture of the bridge and its surrounding waterfront environment. The sculpture will be mounted in July for 2 months and is a grassroots effort organized and run entirely by volunteers.
Overnight two creatures will appear on the Humber Pedestrian Bridge. We do not know what they are but that is ok because by starting with the concept of a whole universe we are allowing for phenomena we have not yet imagined. This sculpture is here to remind us to observe and see and that the world we know holds much more than what we are currently aware of. We are reminded of this every time we hear of new discoveries in our oceans, forests, caves, and in our space explorations.
Buckminster Fuller has a poignant talking points index card under the topic of Starting with Universe:
“Our definition of universe provides for the undiscovered and for the yet-to-be-discovered. Do not worry about the furthermost star which is yet to be consciously apprehended by any human being. Do not think that we have not provided for those physical or chemical phenomena as yet not observed and recorded by human or mechanical sensing devices. The existence of such phenomena may not have been postulated but they can all be accommodated by our definition of Universe…because we start with the whole universe we have left nothing out …Nothing could have been left out when you start with the whole Universe.”
The sculpture is comprised of two 18 foot long dancing creatures suspended 20 feet above the pedestrian walkway. The creatures will have have the appearance of blown glass with bright subtle colors that compliment the waterfront surroundings. At night they will communicate with each other and their surroundings via their bio-luminescence. Whales communicate and tell their stories with song, our creatures use bio-luminescent light.
Because the universe and our very own world is full of phenomena yet to be discovered or imagined, our creatures are not literal interpretations of any known animal. If you look closely, you will notice the subtle ying-yang shape created by their implied movement of swimming together and around each other. This sculpture tells a story of discovery within the stage of the Humber Bridge.
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