Friday, May 11, 2012

Wedge Artist Statement

The current installation in the Waterloo Tower is the Wedge. It was designed by Abe Olvido. The following is his artist statement about this work:
wedge: 3. Any action or procedure that serves to open the way for a gradual change. Webster's Dictionary. The definition above exemplifies the changes that have happened and are happening on Waterloo. My concept takes all of that change in consideration. In the sunlight, The Wedge installation becomes a vibrant shape of color with its tonal bands glowing in a rhythmic pattern. During those gray days of Cleveland, the installation is a bright and uplifting stroke of massive color and provides an atmospheric backdrop for performances. It is a fantastic beacon of art, ingenuity, and collaboration for the Collinwood area.