Windows by Michael Kuschnir
From the Artist's proposal
"My artwork begins with an architectural element that I manipulate through repetition... I took an assortment of existing windows on Indiana Ave and combined them with generic window forms to create a gestural sculpture. The inspiration for this piece came from listening to people of the community talk about this site. Some people reminisced about the past while others talked about the future of this location. I collected these viewpoints as if they are windows into each of us. Now I give the opportunity for everyone to see this neighborhood in these warm embracing colors; an opportunity to look at this community through each other’s lenses."
To learn about which windows from the area appear in the sculpture and to download a copy of the "Looking Through Windows" Scavenger Hunt, please click here.
Detail of the artist's model
Progress photographs from February of 2012 showing the completion of the body of the sculpture and the artist beginning to inset the sheets of colored acrylic into the "Windows."
A detail photograph of the acrylic in the window forms taken in March 2012.