Passing Storms

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Passing Storms
Photo Credit: Ema Peter
Lead Artist(s):

Description:

Inspired by the natural environment, Passing Storms portrays the changing weather as metaphor for unpredictable and shifting states of mind. When the viewer looks out over Prairie Quad, Rain appears as a storm of silver animating the space. Lines of stainless steel discs and rings catch the light and move gently with the wind. These lines streaming down are a meditative act of serenity on calm days and an expression of turmoil when there is more wind reflecting our interior as well as exterior realities. Cloud is like the tangle of the brain even as the overall form is that of a cloud. Layers and depths emerge bit by bit as the sun catches the sculpture in stages suggesting unfathomable and complex thoughts and emotions. Yet as it plays across the art in its ever-changing dance, light embodies reprieve and a moment of grace. This is a psychiatric hospital so the physical accessibility of the work was very constrained. In these two courtyards, no element of the work was with 17' of the ground plane. The two elements of Passing Storms are Rain and Cloud

PROJECT LOCATION

Hospital
court yard of Oregon State Hospital - Junction City
Oregon State Hospital
29398 Recovery Way
Junction City, OR 97448
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Oregon State Hospital
Oregon Arts Commission
Lost Machine Design
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
320,000
$250,000-$499,999
Percent-for-Art
Environmental Art, Installation, Kinetic, Sculpture, Site integrated architectural work
Metal, Plastic
2015
2016