Walk Around the Wall
Walk Around the Wall, a proposal incorporating multiple sensory experiences, manifests as an interactive aesthetic sculpture and highlights different parts of becoming one. Both sides of the wall represent different individuals, groups, and cultures living together in a global society. Diversity in individuals are represented by diverse sensory experiences through the modality of touch.
Static Wind, a windmill-shaped design, will capture sound and manipulate it through its form. Rather than creating optical distortion through movement, this project will manipulate sound through its form. Guests can interact with the sculpture and play different sounds as the windmill’s funneling curves modify the sound. Through various depths in the surfaces, the metal body will amplify sounds or dampen them.
Our role is to bring this project to life – from concept to installation. In addition to raising the needed funds, we’ll ensure that the project is completed on time and within budget. We will work 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 will handle the production of 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’ve been working 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 Sensory 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’ll work 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 is now in detailed design and will work closely with Platform Art to determine the ideal location, size, and scope of the Sensory Sculpture.