“Around the Bend” Opening Ceremony
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
The Inn at Honey Run
The event will commence in our TreeTop Pavilion with a showcase of process works by the artists. Guests will be invited to walk the Open Air Art Museum trail to the piece and the artists will be available for discussions.
“Around the Bend” artists and winners of the 2017 Off the Grid contest, Brian Sell, Joel Burke, and Jim Lehnert, discuss the inspiration and process for bringing their vision to life:
“Joining forces for this piece came about rather quickly. In discovering the GCAC Off the Grid Competition in Columbus Underground we found our opportunity to collaborate as designers and fabricators, outside of the field of architecture, our professional focus. Inspired by our individual pursuits in construction, structures, and glass we derived a design that took advantage of the site, took cues from nature and allowed us to work with a wide variety of colleagues in the fabrication.
“Sourcing all of the recycled glass from the Honey Run site allowed the piece to have both a future and a past that connects it to the site. In the end, the ultimate goal was to be able to build with our hands what we had derived on paper. In building mockups, crushing bottles, pouring the glass, drilling disks, welding steel and fastening pipes we took every advantage of existing techniques and materials to create something unique. Now that a majority of the fabrication is complete we will begin transporting and erecting our piece onsite, around the bend, on the OOAM trail.”
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