Fall 2020; 16' tall x 8' wide x 4' deep; aluminum; C.W. Harris Elementary School, Washington, D.C.
Interjection is intended to provide the educators of CW Harris Elementary with a myriad of connection points for learning with students. First, the sculpture is large but made up of many small units just like all of the students and faculty at the school. While it does have an imposing scale, it is inviting and meant to embrace. Students will have the ability to rest, recline, and learn within the sculpture. Second, this design was inspired by a famous female artist of the 20th century: Barbara Hepworth. The form of the sculpture is an ode to her and the graceful elegance she so easily captured with materials. Third, the colors are meant to be a symbol of welcome to all, recognition in the beauty of difference in the unity that derives from the unique values and perspectives we all share when we come together. The fourth connection point is the power of the triangle throughout history. Triangles are exceptionally strong, they are the most efficient polygon for solving complex surfaces, and they surround both our man-made and virtual worlds. We are both educators and believe in the power of art both as an educational tool and also as a catalyst for contributing to the identity and spirit of the place.