Artist: Ryan Calloway
GJ: How were you contacted to create this piece?
RC: I chose to create this artwork because I wanted a large sculpture in The Village of West Greenville to identify full-time working art studio locations. Local artist Kate Furman and Art in Public Places of the city of Greenville collaborated on the space and placement for this sculpture. The sculpture is for sale, and when sold, it will be replaced with a similar sculpture of the same color.
GJ: What is the inspiration for this piece?
RC: This metal sculpture has an organic feel that grows outward from the center. I wanted to express the thought that several different things can grow from one central idea, but they will change and shift as they move outward. The material is of various shapes but is all weathered and painted steel.
GJ: What materials did you use?
RC: This sculpture consists of metal plate, expanded metal, square tubing and metal hemispheres.
GJ: How long did it take to create and what was the creation process like?
RC: I worked on this sculpture for approximately three months. I did not want to use a lot of detail in my original drawing but instead let the composition grow and added materials that contrasted to each other in a way that is pleasing to the eye.
GJ: What is your favorite part of the piece and why?
RC: I like the expanded metal in the composition. It reminds me of lacing that you may see on a dress cap or formal wear.
GJ: When was it completed?
RC: February 2020.
Located in the backyard of Kate Furman’s studio at 547 Perry Ave., Greenville, visible from Pendleton Street.