Client: Museum of Nebraska Art
Location: Kearney, NE, United States
Completion date: 2014
Artwork budget: $50,000
Public Art Agent
Museum of Nebraska Art
The artwork Algae Bloom was designed for exhibition in public museums and galleries. It is comprised of over 20 panels that can be rearranged based on the architecture of the spaces where it is installed because the panels are hung individually with handmade glass pins.The work as shown is 112 1/2″ H x 271″ W x 25″ D
The design of Algae Bloom was totally dependent on the space. It was shown previously as a 40' long piece in a different venue. Responding to the spaces dictates the height, width and depth of the final work.
The collaborative nature of this project was between the curator Teliza Rodriguez and myself. We discussed the installation in relationship to the space and the other works in the exhibition. The undulating quality of the work and the color transitions are maintained.
Algae Bloom was created in response to the environmental issue of ocean pollution. Artwork that addresses contemporary issues can be the catalyst for discussion and change.