A Place to Nest, a Place to Reflect, Have a Seat

Sculpture by Tim desClouds
Year
2007
Artist
Tim desClouds
Media
Sculpture
Material
Steel, iron, found objects
Collection number
2012-0001
Venue
Art in the street

Description

Artist Tim desClouds has produced an undoubtedly whimsical work of art relating to the community that interprets the magical qualities of human existence and the everyday journeys of our lives. Wings outstretched in preparation for flight, silhouettes of athletes and artists engaged in the joyful expression of their practice, and symbols of domestic and work life are some of the many images gracing this series of 22 metal sculptures installed on Bank Street from Chamberlain Avenue to Holmwood Avenue. Each unique sculpture, unified by the form of a chair, is layered with images, symbols and found objects expressing a multitude of universal themes. The chair seen throughout symbolizes a place to rest and reflect on the daily activities and accomplishments of residents past and present and serves as a reminder of the community’s founders, families, businesses, architecture and history.

DesClouds has thematically grouped the series along the length of Bank Street to convey larger concepts: Community Security, as seen in the Firefighter and Justice sculptures; Elements of Life; and Universal Community, as celebrated in the artworks depicting literacy, education, wisdom and family.

 

The artist graciously acknowledges the support of local suppliers, fabricators, welders, and installers who contributed to the realization of this project.

Watch a video of the artist Tim desClouds discussing the process and production for this public art commission: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuVRnDThydk

Location

Bank Street

22 metal sculptures from Chamberlain Avenue to Holmwood Avenue.