Take a stroll and discover the sculpture at City Green. Each piece is numbered and the walk runs counter-clockwise around the Green. You can start and end at any point, just scroll down to the number of the sculpture you're at to learn more about the piece.
1. Le Voyageur qui Fait son Nid
by Corrina Sephora of Atlanta, Georgia
Forged and fabricated steel
From the artist: This sculpture was created while looking at my own life, and others where one is rooted, and yet there is travel, in so many ways that creating home is both a challenge and desire. The nest represents home, and the ladder the journey.
2. Mountain Landscape
by Hanna Jubran of Grimesland, NC
From the artist: This abstract painted steel sculpture depicts a mountain landscape. The circular form can be interpreted as the sun rising or setting. The horizontal and diagonal forms represent the mountain, horizon and clouds. Landscapes in art are usually depicted in paintings, drawings and photographs.
by Jacob Burmood of Kansas City, MO
Cold –cast aluminum, steel
From the artist: As a child, I spent my free hours walking along a creek that had carved its way through a wooded area. All the forces that determine the path of the stream also govern the rocks, vegetation and creatures that surround it. Though their reactions to these forces differ, they remain related. Becoming part of these interwoven complexities gives me a sense of deep harmony and simplicity, and is the basis of my inspiration. The forms I create are an abstraction of the fluid nature of the universe, and also refer specifically to the human body in motion while engaged in physical activities such as dance or martial arts. The purpose of each work is to find the underlying order that converges elements into a unified whole that moves as one.
4. Flora Duet
by John Parker of Glenside, PA
Artist’s Statement: The forms from nature that I have drawn from for these sculptures are taken from insect life-segmented, hard shelled bodies, robotic and armor coated, yet able to instantly take flight. The large scale of these otherwise small creatures comes from reality and fantasy of the prehistoric world.
5. Groovy Peace Sign
by Joe and Terry Malesky of Strafford, MO
From the artists: A google search for “peace sign” would reveal different opinions about the “peace sign”. Trust us, this groovy peace sign has been created with a very positive vibe. As two “baby boomers” we clearly remember all of the painted graffiti on cars, vans and billboards of the 60’s. Peace signs, flowers and hearts in bright beautiful colors were the most popular. We feel like this was a very positive way for our generation to display their artistic abilities. The definition of groovy is: fashionable, exciting, enjoyable and excellent, the peace sign, well who doesn’t want peace??!!
by Joey Manson of Central, SC
Steel, bronze, concrete, paint
From the artist: “Specimen” abstracts a moment in a natural cycle of a plant emerging from dormancy.
7. Motion #1
by Hanna Jubran of Grimesland, NC
From the artist:
Motion #1 is part of my motion [sculpture]series. This piece has to do with the circle and emotion of elements in the universe. . . . The centerpiece is coming from the dividing symbolism of the circle of life—the cycle of the season—and that’s why [I created] the ellipse shape. . .[It’s] to create an elliptical orbit. . . more like the celestial motion. Motion #1 represents the [summer] season: yellow to generate heat and hope, the blue is the sky, and the red is the emotion and the energy that we have [within us].
8. He Always Carried it With Him
by Charlie Brouwer of Willis, VA
Locust wood, screws, preservative stain
From the artist: Figure carrying a large leaf - made of long lasting Appalachian black locust, stained with preservative stain. My thought is that the leaf represents the whole natural environment and we all need to constantly be mindful of the impact we are having on it.
by Jonathan Bowling of Greenville, NC
Found and forged steel
From the artist: Over the past 10 years I have been working on a series of steel horses which focus on interior and negative space as much as on contours and surface. I envision each “horse” as a series of abstract sculptures which are combined to form the armature for the whole. I have been using a forge to give the mane and tails organic curves, a contrast to the construction of the body. The materials I use are often from the turn of the last century, which I feel is appropriate for depicting an animal so intertwined with our agrarian past. Repurposed steel provides a sound structure which allows me to work on a scale that lends itself to public spaces.
ArtSS in the Open Art Walk is a project of Art Sandy Springs and the City of Sandy Springs.