A clattering can be heard
Custom-Designed Functional Sculpture
“A clattering can be heard” is my second art commission, created for Anthony Bruni and Tianna Arcangeletti. Anthony, a gifted architect and artist, was a fellow colleague for over 6 years at James Colizza Architect (now Colizza Bruni Architecture) following our graduation from Carleton University. Anthony & Tianna were building a new home at the time and Anthony offered me a carte blanche commission to design “a bench/artwork”. I was given a site on the entry wall facing the front door (about 9’ high by 8’ wide). The piece was conceived to be functional but sculptural. Earlier that year I had salvaged a couple of over 100 year old oak pew bench seats as well as bent plywood seats and backs from discarded stacking chairs from a local church. When I found these items I had no idea why I wanted to have them, but I collected them, and the commission revealed their purpose to me. The bench is cantilevered from a steel plate buried in the wall. The plywood back panels are suspended by stainless aircraft cables and hinged with rubber shock-mounts which allow them to flex when pressure is applied.
Photo credits: John Kealey