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RHYTHM AND FORM

 

 

Client: Donohoe Companies
Art Consultant: Jean Efron Art Consultants
Architect: WDG Architects
Landscape Architects: Parker Rodriguez
Plaza Completion: Spring 2014

Rhythm and Form is a series of 3 large-scale public sculptures installed in Bethesda, Maryland. Commissioned by the Donohoe Companies for a new public plaza at 4800 Auburn Avenue, the installation's three unique sculptures are based on a series of twisted forms that change materials as they intersect with glass and water. A ribbon of stainless steel appears to flow through the surface of the plaza, emerging out of its three water features. As the stainless steel ribbon surfaces in the reflecting pools at either end of the plaza, the metal passes through large panes of glass, transforming into a stainless steel lattice inset with custom LED fixtures.

Fabricators from a variety of locations within the United States contributed a diverse array of customized parts for this project. The sculptures and components were designed and fabricated in Brooklyn, NY, Milwaukee, WI, Rahway, NJ, Ijamsville, MD and Keokuk, IA. Completed in December 2013, Rhythm and Form is Jason Krugman Studio's first permanent outdoor public art installation. Over the course of 3 years, the studio developed physical and digital models that culminated in the final artworks. Jason Krugman Studio fabricated the LED lattice portions of the sculptures in-house, spending hundreds of hours welding and fitting the various stainless steel forms together to convey a continual flow between the main components.

Krugman Studio: Jason Krugman (artist), Andrew Martinez (fabricator), Scott Leinweber (3D design), Brian Schiering (metal finishing).
Fabrication Team: Stutzki Engineering (engineer), Kensington Glass Arts (glass), Sadev Architectural Glass Systems (glass hardware), Milgo Bufkin (rolled steel), Inman Molding (injection molding), Artex (installation).
Advisors: Tom Patti, Eric Rosenthal, Steven Rosenberg, Marty Chafkin and Lori Sorenson

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Download Process Images.zip

full twist
Full-Twist Sculpture at Del Ray Ave
full twist
Full-Twist Sculpture at Del Ray Ave
full twist
Full-Twist Sculpture at Del Ray Ave
begin twist
Begin Twist Sculpture Mid-Plaza
half twist
Half-Twist Sculpture at Auburn and Rugby Ave
Process - In the Making

 

The Rhythm and Form sculpture project was initiated in Fall of 2010 and was completed in Spring of 2014.

Additional process images are linked here.

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