Public Art Installations
These public art installations are presented in partnership with the College of Charleston School of the Arts Sculpture Department.
Where & When
Locations vary. Free admission and parking. Installations are on view during daylight hours from May 1-31, 2018.
Crossroads by Sydney Lovice
Greenspace in front of North Charleston Fire Dept. Station #6, 8100 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406
This piece is a visual representation of the idea of choice. Created from steel plates attached to a frame, the negative and positive space signifies movement in opposing directions. One may wonder what life would have been like if a different choice was made, but our chosen paths can only move us in one direction: forward.
Dendrites by Asa Perryman
Palmetto Gardens Park, East Montague Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405
Organization and chaos converge to create an immersive environment. The space generated by this sculpture represents structured madness and controlled mania. The 8’ by 8’ steel cube webbed in vivid colors is a collaboration of line and form. It illustrates the marvelous complexity of the human mind and beckons the viewer inside.
Geometric Abstraction #1 by Drew Whittle
North Charleston Fire Museum and Educational Center Grounds, 4975 Centre Pointe Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418
Using linked steel hexagons, this 7-foot tall sculpture aims to create a unique sensory experience for the viewer. Geometric elements interact, producing a rhythmic, organic composition with a sense of movement. The regularity is distorted when this piece is seen from different perspectives.
Reminisce by Fatima O. Lunsford
Greenspace at intersection of East Montague Avenue & Spruill Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405
The repetition of shapes and lines are used in this sculpture to make it both dynamic and interactive. The painted surfaces cast colored shadows that move as the light changes. The hues are influenced by environmental light and adjust as the viewer walks around the structure or peers through the translucent planes. The elements of this composition assemble to evoke a sense of the joyfulness and simplicity of youth.
The Breach by Mark Rigatti
Traffic Circle at Wescott Blvd. and Oak Forest Blvd., North Charleston, SC 29485
This 12-foot model of a breaching sailfish is made primarily of steel, a material chosen for its ability to mimic the shimmering strength of the aquatic species. Inspired by the artist’s fondness for the natural world and interest in biodiversity, this realistic rendering is meant to stoke the viewer’s interest in issues relating to marine life and our coastal environment.
Volution by Natalea-Rae Gibbons
Median on International Boulevard near Charleston Area Convention, North Charleston, SC 29418
The armadillidiidae, commonly known as the “roly-poly,” protects itself from harm by rolling into a ball. This method of defense is triggered by small stimuli such as vibrations or pressure, and is typically effective against natural predators. Unfortunately, this defense mechanism is precisely what makes the roly-poly so attractive to the curious hands of children at play. This oversized, steel armature of an armadillidiidae in its most guarded state is an ironic take on the armored roly-poly.
Wallowa Lake Monster by Hunter Sturgill
Quarterman’s Lake at Buist Avenue and Spruill Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405
This abstract sculpture is made of curved metal strips carefully placed to convey a sense of weightlessness. The arched forms are meant to represent the lyrical qualities of the natural world and are painted with soothing greens to emphasize this relationship. The composition of the structure frames the landscape, connecting viewers with the nature that surrounds them.