Our role is to bring this project to life – from concept to installation. In addition to raising the needed funds, we ensured the project was completed on time and within budget. We worked closely with NuVu Innovation Studios, the student designers, ART Research Enterprises, and Bonnet Springs Park.
ART Research Enterprises, founded by Becky Ault and Mike Cunningham, is a full service conservation/ foundry fine art facility. AR was established in 1976 and provides high-end professional fabrication design and production services, upholding the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice set forth by the AIC. They produced the final sculpture, working closely with Platform Art, the student designers, and the landscape architects.
The initial call-to-design was issued to high school students at All Saints Academy as part of their partnership with NuVu Innovation Studio. We worked closely with student designers during their exhibitions, offering suggestions and feedback.
The Sensory Gardens at Bonnet Springs Park will be a beautiful home for the Sound Sculpture. Bonnet Springs Park’s mission is to reverse the historical impacts of former Lakeland Rail Yard operations and preserve an approximately 180 acre site where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit for future generations. We worked closely with their team to create a sculpture that enhances their space and increases cultural tourism.
Sasaki professionals are engaged in architecture, interior design, planning, urban design, landscape architecture, strategic planning, graphic design, and civil engineering. In 2017 the Bonnet Springs Park board hired Sasaki to create a master plan for the park. They took input from the public during a six-month outreach period, incorporated ideas and desires, and prioritized them into an approved design. Sasaki worked closely with Platform Art to determine the ideal location, size, and scope of the Sound Sculpture.