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Wandering After Tony Smith (unrealized)


47 x 27'

shot-blasted stainless steel

In 2004 I was invited to make a proposal for a permanent public sculpture at a research facility in San Francisco. The proposal, which was never completed, was to recreate the geometric panels that comprise a full-scale sculpture by Tony Smith, entitled “Cigarette.” The panels, made of shot-blasted stainless steel, were to be embedded in the surface of a plaza at the site in the pattern of an “unfolding” of the original sculpture. The surrounding buildings would give a view of the piece from above on all sides. My idea was a reflection of the research-based nature of the work done everyday at this UCSF campus.

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