Harvest monumental public sculpture in Lincoln, Nebraska with night lighting in the plaza in front of the Pinnacle Bank Arena amplifies the stainless steel and dichroic glass structural tension elements crisscrossing in the center of the sculpture. / image 1
Harvest monumental public sculpture in Lincoln, Nebraska day view, showing dichroic glass patterns on the plaza sidewalk amid fans waiting for the upcoming football game. / image 2
Harvest monumental public sculpture in Lincoln, Nebraska night lighting in the plaza in front of the Pinnacle Bank Arena amplifies the laminated dichroic glass elements crisscrossing in the center of the sculpture. / image 3
Harvest monumental public sculpture in Lincoln, Nebraska day view, facing the ramp to the Pinnacle Bank Arena. / image 4
Harvest monumental public sculpture in Lincoln, Nebraska day view, view with fans coming down from the Pinnacle Bank Arena ramp. / image 5
Harvest monumental public sculpture in Lincoln, Nebraska with night lighting in the evening after the game, crowds meet in the plaza celebrating victory. / image 6
Harvest monumental public sculpture in Lincoln, Nebraska day view, showing colored dichroic glass patterns and projections on the plaza with the bright blue Nebraska sky as a backdrop. / image 7
Harvest  monumental public sculpture in Lincoln, Nebraska close up, showing dichroic glass and stainless steel and dichroic glass structural tension elements. / image 8
Harvest monumental public sculpture in Lincoln, Nebraska close up, showing dichroic glass and stainless steel elements. / image 9
Harvest monumental public sculpture in Lincoln, Nebraska close up, showing dichroic glass and stainless steel elements. / image 10
Harvest monumental public sculpture in Lincoln, Nebraska close up, showing dichroic glass and stainless steel elements. / image 11
Harvest monumental public sculpture in Lincoln, Nebraska close up, showing dichroic glass on stainless steel cables. / image 12
Harvest monumental public sculpture in Lincoln, Nebraska elevation drawings including the base. / image 13
Harvest monumental public sculpture in Lincoln, Nebraska structural layering progression and plan view drawings. / image 14
Artist’s inspirations for Harvest monumental public sculpture in Lincoln, Nebraska. / image 15

“Harvest”

Contributing to the life of the city at urban and pedestrian scales simultaneously, this 45’ high illuminated sculpture was installed adjacent to Lincoln’s new events arena in August, 2016. As the sun passes through its rich layers of stainless steel and glass, arrays of light and shadow are reflected outward, slowly moving through the plaza. At night, two rings of powerful light fixtures at the base illuminate its expansive gesture through programmed light sequences.

The forms of the sculpture may suggest a sheaf of wheat, fountain, or the supports from the historic train canopy immediately adjacent. The wheat sheaf symbolizes the bounty of the region.  It also signifies strength, because bound together the strands of wheat are strong, but singly, they will break or bend.

Fifty five thousand pounds of polished stainless steel were used in the fabrication of “Harvest”, along with 420 panels of laminated glass and 80 stainless steel cables structurally linking the sculpture from top to bottom.

Harvest

Client: Joint Public Agency, Lincoln Nebraska

Pinnacle Bank Arena Plaza

Lincoln NE

Date: August 2016

Dimensions: 48' wide x 45' high

Materials: Stainless steel, laminated glass, stainless steel cables and hardware, concrete base and foundations.


Descriptors: Sculpture, site specific sculpture, monumental gateway, exterior sculpture, art, public art, commissioned art, glass art, art glass, art lighting, illuminated art, illuminated sculpture, night lighting art, art tower, sculpture tower, art monument, monumental art

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