DEFIBRILLATOR # 20a
Patron – Phi Delta Theta- Nebraska Alpha
This design serves as a companion to a 2015 design for ILLUMINATING LINCOLN, House of Alternating Current – a sculpture now owned by Lincoln Electric System. In similar fashion, this strictly black-and-white design is an exercise of improvisation within limits. Electrical symbols are scattered throughout the surface, the architecture between them suggesting a power grid that connects the symbols conceptually. Black rectangles occur at balanced intervals, representing the paddles of the defibrillator. Electricity has long been an ongoing theme in my work, and when finished this sculpture will be another electrical field, emanating separately as a unique object but also humming along with my larger body of work.