I am thrilled to be visiting Art Omi for the second time this June. My first visit was in the fall of 2015 and since then, my practice has been focused on sculpture - both public and private.
Last week I had an amazing opportuniity to visit the most recent project by one of the greatest artist of my time: the team of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The Floating Piers in Lake Iseo Italy is an epic site specific work that exemplifies brilliance in contemporary art.
My query to this diverse community today, and personally what my own thoughts have been absorbed with these past few weeks is what makes Chistos practice different, or similair to contemporary public work today and for that matter, even the monuments that we see throughout urban cities. Is sculpture in the 21st century obsolete? How do we engage the public and the landscape like Christo and Jeanne-Claude have done for a generation. I see it as a challenge and an opportunity.