In collaboration with international artist Olga Ziemska, a new public art piece was installed in Cleveland Ohio. Titled Dendrite, the sculpture is located in the historic neighborhood of Tremont and is a bigger than life human head with an exposed brain in the form of a labyrinth.
According to LAND Studio, 'The artwork, installed in December 2013, has two main components, a two-foot-tall concrete sculpture depicting a section of a human head in a thoughtful state and a 16-foot-tall sculptural tree emerging from the head’s flat top. The top of the head, which is designed as a seating area, includes a labyrinth that is flush with its surface. The installation is set on the new outdoor plaza at the reworked intersection of Professor Avenue and West 10th Street and gives a different visual impression from the many vantage points it is viewable from.'
LIONarchitecture worked with Olga in preliminary discussions of the design, and consulted in construction techniques as well as preparation of visual imagery. We are very excited to announce the completion of such an amazing piece of public art that will serve the community in the creation of a gathering place of public discussion.
As stated by the artist, 'the piece was inspired by the street names of Professor, Literary, University and College, which are vestiges of the neighborhood’s days as a college town.'
She began thinking about creating a public sculpture and a public space for contemplation, observation and interaction for the Tremont community —much like what the space of a university provides for its students and surrounding community.
Press releases by CAN Journal: A BRAIN GROWS IN TREMONT: PUBLIC WORKS OF SCULPTOR OLGA ZIEMSKA
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