Thursday, March 01, 2007

Helmick and Schechter Sculpture

30'h 30'w 8'd
cast metal/stainless cable
Melvin Price Federal Courthouse
East St. Louis, IL

I'm impressed with these sculpted heads (hundreds of them) hanging from suspended cables to form two monumental heads facing each other. Below you can see the detail. Very impressive work from Helmick and Schechter.

Using traditional methods, the artists sculpted twelve life-size portraits
of ordinary American citizens-representing 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.