2014: Twirls, Swirls, Curls, Spins and Folds by Alice Aycock

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Three sculptures “Twin Vortexes”, “Spin the Spin” and “Waltzing Matilda” – by Alice Aycock

 Temporary art installations will be on display for one year.

 Art in Action, Chicago: A collaboration between Chicago park District [CPD] and City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events [DCASE].

This year Chicago Park District has brought eight sculptures to Chicago:  The sculpture Untitled [ 2013] by Christopher Wool is at Buckingham Plaza. Three sculptures – Twin Vortxes, Spin-the-Spin and Waltzing Matilda – by Alice Aycock are in South Side Chicago near Promontory Point, two sculptures – Nature’s Clock  and Eastern Hophornbeam – by Robert Lobe are at Museum Park Campus and Diversey Harbor respectively and Ten Thousand Ripples by Indira Johnson at Palmisano Park.

In addition, the Chicago Tree Project commissions local artists to turn dead or dying trees that are infested with Emerald Ash Borer or other bugs and diseases into living public art in Chicago parks.

 

 


 

Twin Vortexes [2014] - by Alice Aycock

Twin Vortexes [2014] – by Alice Aycock

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Twin Vortexes – by Alice Aycock
2014/ Painted aluminum/ 12’high x 12’wide x 8’long
Courtesy of Galerie Thomas Schulte and Fine Arts Prtners, Berlin

Nobody makes Twirls, Swirls, Curls, Spins and Folds quite like Alice Aycock. As the name suggests, the swirls of Twin Vortexes are based on cyclonic wind patterns and allude to the thoughts and ideas we have. These whimsical work bring life to the surrounding!

““Much of my work in both the public and private spheres has been a meditation on the philosophical ramifications of technology from the simplest tool (the arrowhead and the plow) to the computer. Many of these works have incorporated images of wheels and turbines and references to energy in the form of spirals, whirlwinds, whirlpools, spinning tops, whirly-gigs, and so on”. – Alice Aycock.

“Public art installations allow Chicagoans to be active participants in arts and culture, and as part of the Chicago Cultural Plan, we’ve made progress on a number of fronts to bring the arts directly to Chicago neighborhoods. From Sculpture on the Boulevards to art installations on the lake front to more than 1,000 events through Night out in the Parks, we’re embracing the City’s thriving arts community and making it more accessible to all residents in neighborhoods throughout the City”. –  Mayor Rahm Emanuel

 

Spin-the-Spin [2014] - by Alice Aycock

Spin-the-Spin [2014] – by Alice Aycock

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Spin-the-Spin- by Alice Aycock
2014/ Painted aluminum/ 18’high x 15’wide x 20’long
Courtesy of Galerie Thomas Schulte and Fine Arts Prtners, Berlin

 

Waltzing Matilda [2014] - by Alice Aycock

Waltzing Matilda [2014] – by Alice Aycock

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Waltzing Matilda – by Alice Aycock
2014/ Reinforced fiberglass/ 15’high x 15’wide x 18’long
Courtesy of Galerie Thomas Schulte and Fine Arts Prtners, Berlin

 

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SOME MORE IMAGES
of the above three sculptures..
Because they are so much fun!

 

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Twin Vortexes [2014] - by Alice Aycock

Twin Vortexes [2014] – by Alice Aycock

 

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Twin Vortexes [2014] - by Alice Aycock

Twin Vortexes [2014] – by Alice Aycock

 

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Spin-the-Spin [2014] - by Alice Aycock

Spin-the-Spin [2014] – by Alice Aycock

 

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Spin-the-Spin [2014] - by Alice Aycock

Spin-the-Spin [2014] – by Alice Aycock

 

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Spin-the-Spin [2014] - by Alice Aycock

Spin-the-Spin [2014] – by Alice Aycock

 

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Waltzing Matilda [2014] - by Alice Aycock

Waltzing Matilda [2014] – by Alice Aycock

 

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Waltzing Matilda [2014] - by Alice Aycock

Waltzing Matilda [2014] – by Alice Aycock

 

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2 Comments to “2014: Twirls, Swirls, Curls, Spins and Folds by Alice Aycock”

  1. Robert Lobe says:

    Howbout some pics of my works?

    What about Bob?

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