Playing Through

Audio transcription:

“ … and then we also want to paint a color, paint the piano into different colors but we also realized that the piano is a beautiful wood. You see all the wood grains and, in fact, the piano is an antique piece and is 40 years old, made in Michigan back in the ‘60s. What we eventually decided was to use a fountain blue stain as the background of the color, and then to have hundreds of thousands of circles of different sizes to wrap around the piano. That would create some two-dimensionality and three-dimensionality effect with the circles wrapped around the piano. So the blue color is obviously associated with river, the Scioto River, and the dimples – the circles – is a representation of the golf ball. But at the same time it has some kind of pop arts quality to it. It’s fun to look at. It doesn’t have to be a golf ball. If people don’t make that recognition, that’s fine. It’s just something, some cool pattern, to look at to make the piano look a little bit more whimsical, just a fun thing to look at, so we are trying to play that contrast.”

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Dublin Art in Public Places
  1. Field of Corn (with Osage Orange Trees)
  2. Leatherlips
  3. Out of Bounds
  4. Recreation Center Relief Sculptures: Charting History, Community Time Capsule and Running Man Frieze (after Muybridge)
  5. Jack Nicklaus Tribute Sculpture
  6. Watch House
  7. Going, Going... Gone!
  8. Ascension
  9. One Step at a Time
  10. Narrow #5
  11. Injection
  12. Exuvia
  13. Modified Social Benches
  14. One Scene and Untitled
  15. Jaunty Hornbeam and Sanguine Standing Stone
  16. The Simulation of George M. Karrer's Workshop
  17. Playing Through
  18. Daily Chores
  19. Tree of Life, Future Tense
  20. Dublin Tunnel Mural
  21. Feather Point
  22. The Boat in the Field