3,564 Parts Have Been Used To Create This Cloud-Like Sculpture In North Carolina

June 3, 2019

MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY has created a modern sculpture named 'Pillars of Dreams', that's located in the plaza of the Valerie C. Woodard Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. #ModernSculpture #ModernArt #PublicSculpture

Photography by NAARO

 

MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY has created a modern sculpture named ‘Pillars of Dreams’, that’s located in the plaza of the Valerie C. Woodard Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 

MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY has created a modern sculpture named 'Pillars of Dreams', that's located in the plaza of the Valerie C. Woodard Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. #ModernSculpture #ModernArt #PublicSculpture

Photography by NAARO

The cloud-like formation has a lightweight structure, and its open volumes appear to be filled with air, but they are actually held up by a continuous structural skin in ultra-thin aluminum.


MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY has created a modern sculpture named 'Pillars of Dreams', that's located in the plaza of the Valerie C. Woodard Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. #ModernSculpture #ModernArt #PublicSculpture

Photography by NAARO

Like bubblegum blown just to the point of popping, the skin becomes thinner and more open across the wider expanses of the spheres, allowing light to come through.


MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY has created a modern sculpture named 'Pillars of Dreams', that's located in the plaza of the Valerie C. Woodard Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. #ModernSculpture #ModernArt #PublicSculpture

Photography by NAARO

The organically shaped structure is made from 2 layers of 3mm thick aluminum with a height of 26 feet.


MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY has created a modern sculpture named 'Pillars of Dreams', that's located in the plaza of the Valerie C. Woodard Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. #ModernSculpture #ModernArt #PublicSculpture

Photography by NAARO

Overall, the sculpture has been created using 3,564 parts that are held together with 54,000 rivets.


MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY has created a modern sculpture named 'Pillars of Dreams', that's located in the plaza of the Valerie C. Woodard Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. #Sculpture #ModernArt

Photography by NAARO | Design/Build by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY | Commissioned by Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Public Art Commission and Arts and Science Council – Charlotte/Mecklenburg. 

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