the weight of your heart / the weight of a feather

Leawood, KS

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Art Studio Overview:

“the weight of your heart/the weight of a feather” speaks to the origins of the concept of justice, dating back to ancient Egypt. Inspired by The Scales of Justice, the installation symbolizes the idea of balance and fairness in judgment, making a comparison in weight between an “ideal” and the “real,” and in so doing, a measurement of truth, virtue, justice and equality. The forms and patterns of the installation  also include symbolic connections between nature and justice, featuring the Sweet Chestnut tree, the Rudbeckia, and Coltsfoot as interpretations of “Do me Justice,” “Innocence,” and “Justice shall be Done.”

Lighting Design Overview:

All three structural artistic elements are subtly illuminated using concealed and recessed warm color LED sources, which serves to advance the work's narrative and highlights the rugged beauty of the stone, metal, and steel. The success of this art work is realized through thoughtful integration of light into the structure as a building material, co-equal with the other tangible elements.  

  • CLIENT: City of Leawood, Kansas
  • COMPLETE: June 2017
  • SIZE:
    75'x15'x13.5'
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