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Separated United Forms, 2009

cast bronze, concrete, in-ground lighting
sculptures: 7.5′ x 12.5′
platform: 20′ x 40′
Installation view
Huntington Hospital
Pasadena, California.
Photo Credit: Eric Staudenmaier
Separated United Forms
plaque
etched aluminum with braille
18” x 24”
Separated United Forms
poster
offset litho
18” x 24”
ed: 200

Separated United Forms was commissioned in 2006 by the One Percent for the Arts in collaboration with the Pasadena Arts Commission.

Responding to the function and location of the Huntington Pavilion, a small, two-part marble sculpture by Henry Moore titled “Reclining Form”, 1966, was selected from the collection of the Norton Simon Foundation, Pasadena. The Henry Moore sculpture was scanned using a hand-held 3D body-scanning device also used by medical facilities such as the Huntington Pavilion. Using 3D modeling software and rapid prototyping process, the resulting three-dimensional models were superimposed, rotated, doubled and enlarged, generating new animate forms that reference the “vital life force”.