"OAK WISDOM"- Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

in collaboration with William Cochran

Client: Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks
Photo credits:
Courtesy Studio William Cochran

Technique: Front panels: Multiple layers of screen printed enamels on surfaces double laminated to a clear tempered glass. The center clear tempered glass is shattered after lamination to create “jewel-like” fracture lines. Back panels: Etched and laminated glass with diffusion layer.

DESCRIPTION: Six pairs of salvaged iron columns with bronze frameworks hold luminous entablatures with paintings and imagery in five layers of glass that display residents’ memories of the park. Thousands of fracture lines and an engraved diffusion layer capture and hold the light, illuminating the intense colors in the glass. The work is visible from all directions and its appearance changes – sometimes quiet, sometimes fiery - depending on orientation and time of day. An energyefficient, low-maintenance LED system is concealed within each entablature, transforming the sculpture into a crescent of torches after dark.

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