A jury is at once the strongest and most fragile link in our system of justice. Convergence is inspired by juries.
The site is the east atrium of the new Denver Justice Center, where potential jurors enter the courthouse.
Suspended from the ceiling, the sculpture is a vast metal latticework comprised of 1,344 human profiles. Scores of likenesses—renderings of Denver citizens—are connected in an interlocking mesh, the collective reflecting a spectrum of ages and ethnicities. Fifty-five layers are linked in ascent, each layer consisting of mirrored portraits of twelve jurors engaged in a “ring cycle” of deliberation.
While visible from all parts of the five-story space, the artwork’s most striking perspective is from the ground floor. Here, looking up, one is immersed in an optical vortex as the ascending silhouettes converge and overlap.
Convergence was fabricated by Junoworks, Denver, CO.