place your cursor over image to stop slideshow

SELECTED WORK

PERSPECTIVE

2007         10’ diameter 3’ d

collaboration with Stuart Schechter
material: steel, stainless steel, acrylic, motor, LED lighting
architect: Perkins + Will
site: Dallas South Central Police Substation, Dallas, TX
commissioned by the Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs
photographs by Will Howcroft

Perspective is set into the lobby floor of this police station, and visitors walk over a large glass disc to experience the sculpture. Each of the piece’s descending rings incorporates a different expression of time and space.

The upper level illustrates both human and vehicular motion. Silhouettes on this ring reflect the passage in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, tracing human development: Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Young Adult, Adult, Old Age, and Final Days. It rotates once an hour.

Focusing on local flora and domestic architecture, the middle ring reflects a different realm of daily life, one that incorporates the physical infrastructure of our daily routine. It rotates once every eight hours, an average work shift.

The Dallas skyline dominates the lowest silhouette, which also includes outlines of other area icons. This is the realm of regional identity. Adjusted for scale, this ring revolves at the same speed of the earth, once every 24 hours.

The “sky beneath” offers a link between the earthly and the celestial.

 SELECTED WORK

Arbor
New York, NY

Scope
Tulsa, OK

Heart and Mind
Klamath Falls, OR

Fourteenth Way
Lincoln, MA

Jurisprudents
St. Louis, IL

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

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

© 2009- 2014 Helmick Sculpture    I   Site Design by www.notbrenda.com    I    Updates: pantherpro-webdesign.com