River Towers

For Patti Gilford Fine Arts

Left Bank at K Station, Chicago, IL

Corten steel, sculpted jade glass, LED lights

12' x 4' x 4'


River Towers is a pair of site-specific sculptures that reference the surrounding urban and architectural landscape. They explore the relationships between internal and external forms and perception. Up close, the external mass dominates. The ordered, rhythmic layers of steel express the protective armor of the exterior. The glass core of illuminated blue light is revealed to its full potential at a distance at night. What is revealed or concealed as a whole is in constant flux as the viewer moves and changes perspective.