Artwork for Camelback Commons has made its way to Phoenix, AZ for installation. This sculpture is a large-scale suspended stainless steel mobile that will hang in the open-air atrium section of the building and gently rotate with the wind. Check out behind-the-scenes photos below of our team loading the sculptures onto not one, but two trucks! Check out past blog posts about the making of this artwork: New Art for Phoenix, Fabrication for Camelback Commons, Hanging Demo and C
Over the last several months we have been prototyping and testing materials for a new piece of public art titled Shimmering Sea for The Watermark, an upscale residential, shopping, and business center located in Tempe, Arizona. Shimmering Sea is a wind-activated kinetic sculpture composed of an array of polished stainless steel discs. Each of these discs is suspended from just above its center of mass so that it will move with the wind. Arranged in this faceted array, the pol
Over the past few months, we have been working on a large-scale suspended sculpture for Camelback Commons in Phoenix, AZ. The sculpture will hang within the atriums of a new office building in the financial center of Phoenix. We held a hanging demonstration in our shop to see the 30ft tall, 1,100lb sculptures in action. Here are some photos of the demonstration! Look back at past blog posts about Camelback Commons: New Art For Camelback Commons, Camelback Commons Fabrication.
Earlier this month, Creative Machines journeyed to Phoenix Children’s Hospital to install not one, but two projects! The first being Sprouts, and the second being Flowers! Flowers is a group of twenty-six colorful flowers and pinwheel shapes located in five ceiling alcoves throughout the new emergency room addition at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The artwork will create a welcoming environment for young patients and visitors. The goal of the artwork is to make patients feel c
The team journeyed up to Phoenix to deliver & install the finished Sprouts piece. We sincerely hope that our work creates a welcoming and uplifting experience for all of those who visit Phoenix Children’s Hospital, one of the best children’s hospitals in the country. Sprouts is a series of perforated, curvilinear sculptures that reference the form of a plant shoot or sprout, but at a monumental scale. The field of sculptures creates an abstract yet referential environment tha
If you’ve been following our progress on Sprouts you’ll be happy to learn that it is leaving our workshop to be installed in its home at Phoenix Children’s Hospital! Sprouts is a series of perforated, curvilinear sculptures that reference the form of a plant shoot or sprout, but at a monumental scale. Check out our past posts (Update 1 & Update 2) about Sprout’s fabrication, and stay tuned for photos of the installation & finished work! #joeoconnell #community #StainlessSteel
We’re currently working on the fabrication of Flowers, a new installation for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. In addition to Sprouts, we are planning on installing these whimsical flowers and propeller-inspired shapes at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital this fall. There are about 30 flowers in total placed within 4 alcoves throughout the hospital. Each flower is composed of vibrantly colored acrylic panels that will stand out in each of their alcoves and are meant to transfor
Sprouts is taking shape as fabrication continues! Once completed, Sprouts will be installed at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Check out photos of the process below! #joeoconnell #StainlessSteel #PhoenixChildrensHospital #Fabrication #Sculpture #Phoenix #PublicArt #Arizona #CreativeMachines #3d