Client: Lynda Benglis
Location: New Orleans, LA, United States
Completion date: 2019
Benglis’ “Power Tower” is an eight-foot-tall, newly-fabricated sculpture in undulating form fabricated in bronze; high polished. This sculpture was one of the five new sculptures that joined the public art exhibition in downtown New Orleans, known as the Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition presented by the Helis Foundation (PCSE). Over the years, PCSE has installed more than 35 sculptures by artists of local and international renown on Poydras Street between Convention Center Boulevard and South Galvez. A public-private partnership between The Helis Foundation, Sculpture for New Orleans, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways, PCSE is the South’s leading rotating public sculpture exhibition.
For us, it was important to still get the movement and energy of the original when scaling the sculpture up. This happened both in the form and the technique of polishing.