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SELECTED WORK

JURISPRUDENTS

2000         30'h 30'w 8'd

collaboration with Stuart Schechter
material: cast metal/stainless cable
architect: Harry Reese and Assoc., Chicago, IL
project team: Chris Taylor, Andrea Scofield
site: Melvin Price Federal Courthouse, E. St. Louis, IL
commissioned by the General Services Administration, Washington, D.C.
photographs by Will Howcroft

Using traditional methods, the artists sculpted twelve life-size portraits of ordinary American citizens representing the twelve members of a jury. The heads were then laser-scanned, rapid-prototyped at small scale, cast in pewter in large quantities, finished with a hand-rubbed patina, and precisely affixed to hundreds of suspended cables.

Collectively, the 3,000+ small sculptures coalesce into two monumental heads facing each other across the skylit courthouse atrium. In creating an abstract representation of implied dialogue, this artwork addresses a legal system rooted in the voice of the people.

In its noun form the word "jurisprudent" is synonymous with "jurist". Its plural creates a homonym for the central activity of the building.

Jurisprudents was the recipient of the GSA National Design Honor Award for Art.

 SELECTED WORK

Arbor
New York, NY

Scope
Tulsa, OK

Heart and Mind
Klamath Falls, OR

Fourteenth Way
Lincoln, MA

Human Nature
Boston, MA

Disorders of Magnitude
Charlotte, NC

Landing
Sea-Tac, WA

Convergence
Denver, CO

Rabble
Raleigh, NC

Pattern Recognition
Phoenix, AZ

Rara Avis
Chicago, IL

Signal
Piscataway, NJ

Exquisite Corpse
St. Paul, MN

Prospect
Anchorage, AK

Persistence of Vision
Charlotte, NC

Ghostwriter
Evanston, IL

Perspective
Dallas, TX

E Pluribus
Cedar Rapids, IA

Latitude
Hartford,CT

Genius
Brooklyn, NY

Blue Lines
Fort Worth, TX

Impulse
Philadelphia, PA

Portrait of Neal
Private Collection

St. Sebastian
New York, NY

Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial
Austin, TX

Arthur Fiedler Memorial
Boston, MA

Evert
Lynn, MA

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