Lawrence Argent :: Venus

"Venus"

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"Venus"    

Size: 92 x 36.5 x 26.5 ft.  /  Material: 3/16 grade Stainless Steel  /  Location: Trinity Plaza, San Francisco, California

Completed: 2016

C’era Una Volta is an immense environmental plaza design with the “Venus” sculpture being one of 17 art elements we have collaborated in integrating into the environment, with the developer, architects and landscape architects.

Located in the heart of San Francisco this project is comprised of multiple elements located throughout the site, transforming it into a place of engaging mystery and unfolding meaning. Inspired by classical icons of beauty and the stone quarries from which these ancient sculptures were made, C’era Una Volta re-envisions and abstracts classical forms using contemporary digital technologies. Historical fragments appear in transformed ways throughout the central garden and walkways. Paving artworks play with perspective, one of the prime interests of classical and Renaissance artists. Ultimately, this artwork is more than a series of objects. It is an entire, potentially magical, experience created through engagement with a unique place in the heart of San Francisco.

This abstracted figure is adapted from the ancient Greek sculpture known as Venus de Milo or Aphrodite of Milos (circa 130 to 100 BC), which depicts the Greek goddess of love and beauty.