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.
Elijah Bourque is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture at Arizona State University. Interested in minimal forms and abstract perspectives, his recent work explores rounded, weighted shapes like this piece. Synchronicity was made using a 3D modeler which allowed him to map the sphere intersections for later fabrication using plasma cut and welded steel domes. The resulting structure delves into the concept of our own molecular composition and his interest in human connections.
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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