Starting with a call to artists in April, 2013 we joined forces with the public art programs from Chandler and Tempe to create platFORM—an initiative to offer opportunities for student artists to propose sculptures for temporary placement in public places. Students currently enrolled in an arts program at any university, community, or private college within the state of Arizona were eligible to apply.
ASU students Matthew Briggs, Ben Nunnery, and Muharrem Yildirim collaborated on this project for the first cycle of platFORM. They were inspired by the natural geometric patterns that result from the sun's dehydration, or desiccation, of mud after a monsoon rainfall in the desert. The sculpture's laser cut transparent blue, green, and clear acrylic pieces are covered with screen printed illustrations of Sonoran Desert flora and fauna.
platFORM projects in Tempe | platFORM projects in Chandler
Look for the platFORM Cycle 2 call to artists here and on our parterning program's websites in April 2014.
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