Sculpture Walk @ Jubilee ParkSculpture Walk @ Jubilee Park
Current Sculptures on Display
"Laminations I" by Jacob Burmood
"Emmett" by Will Vannerson
"Dovetails and Void" by Eli Gold
"The family that drinks together stays together" by Cathy Russell
"Charred Pearl II" by Darin White
"Reckoning" by Nick Willett
About the Sculpture Walk
The Springfield Sculpture Walk begins its inaugural installations in fall of 2013 with eight works by regional and local sculptors.
The initial installation of the Springfield Sculpture Walk is in downtown Springfield inside the Ozarks Jubilee Memorial Park, one block east of Park Central Square. With six locations for medium-scale sculptures and several more opportunities for larger-scale sculptures, the park is well equipped for a small display of multiple sculptures.
As a demonstration of the concept, the Sculpture Walk @ Jubilee Park is intended to illustrate what a full-scale installation might look like. Current plans call for a larger roll-out of the Sculpture Walk in the spring of 2014.
Artists and sponsors can see through a small-scale version what a larger Sculpture Walk can look and feel like.
Featuring a recently redirected walking path, Jubilee Park has undertaken minor touch-ups to freshen up its appearance and render it more suitable to a meandering stroll. With almost an acre of green space, the mature landscaping affords an oasis from the urban streetscape.
Sculptures displayed remain in the ownership of the artist and loaned to the exhibit for one year. Insurance coverage is provided for the demonstration by the City of Springfield. All sculptures are available for sale or lease to the public.
Artists or sponsors that are interested in participating in this initial round or in future rounds are welcome to attend the future sessions of the Sculpture Walk Forum to both hear more and influence the development of the concept.
"Laminations I" by Jacob Burmood"Laminations I" by Jacob Burmood
Artist: Jacob Burmood
Dimensions: 3’H x 2’W x 2’D
The interwoven complexities that work in conjunction give this piece a sense of deep harmony and simplicity, and are the basis of its inspiration.
"Emmett" by Will Vannerson"Emmett" by Will Vannerson
Artist: Will Vannerson
Dimensions: 4'H x 2'W x 2'D
Emmett's posture and composition give him that exceptional quality we call presence. Like any sculpture or sentry that passes muster, Emmett is still, silent, observant.
"Dovetails and Void" by Eli Gold"Dovetails and Void" by Eli Gold
"Dovetails and Void"
Artist: Eli Gold
Medium: Reclaimed Cedar
Dimensions: 59" Diameter
Dovetails and Void is possessed of a symmetry and a refined aesthetic, not minimal, but concise -- clearly thought-out parts with a visual balance that do not clutter.
"The Family That Drinks Together Stays Together" by Cathy Russell"The Family That Drinks Together Stays Together" by Cathy Russell
"The Family That Drinks Together Stays Together"
Artist: Cathy Russell
Medium: Aluminum Cans
Dimensions: 12'H x 6'W x 6'D
This piece was based on my family's struggles with alcoholism, only they don't see it as a problem. Rather they see it as something that keeps the family together; it's just who we are. We drink, we love, we fight but in the end the family stays together.
"Charred Pearl II" by Darin White"Charred Pearl II" by Darin White
"Charred Pearl II"
Artist: Darin White
Dimensions: 36"H x 30"W x 20"D
Charred Pearl II speaks to the daily battles that we face, the seemingly unscalable wall of success, this deceptive word and its potentially more elusive definition. Through the continual persistence of slicing through the surface and additional shaping and fire, the form was allowed to emerge from the once decrepit, infested, rotten log. The pearlescent beauty covers up this past with the exception of the natural forming struggle of fungus that both challenges and beautifies with the charcoal symbol a continual reminder.
"Reckoning" by Nick Willett"Reckoning" by Nick Willett
Artist: Nick Willett
Dimensions: 7'H x 2'W x 2'D
This piece contains areas of exposed mild steel, which encourages people to touch by dubbing it a "wish granting tree." The shape would suggest that a person would make a wish while touching it.