IN PROGRESS

 

FREQUENCIES

1050 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA

Installation scheduled for 2019

Frequencies is a visual tribute to unseen patterns that shape our daily lives. The artwork references wave patterns to visualize the pervasive, but largely unseen, presence of electromagnetic frequencies. Five large freestanding sculptures are rendered in aluminum and create additional visual layers to complement the site’s innovative architecture. Natural light plays on the surfaces of these elements during the day. At night, integrated lighting illuminates the sculptures from within. Barbara Grygutis selected green light for the work to evoke balance, harmony, and growth. Frequencies is envisioned as integral to the landscape of the site as well as to the mission of the place.

FREQUENCIES , digital render day view

FREQUENCIES, digital render day view

FREQUENCIES , digital render night view

FREQUENCIES, digital render night view


CONVERSATION

All Abilities Playground, Dublin, CA

This sculptural environment emphasizes our uniquely human ability to transcend difference and find common ground through conversation. The silhouetted human heads are symbolic of our humanity— both our differences and similarities. The sculptures are intentionally absent of gender and race. The figures face one another to convey engagement in Conversation. The accessible pathways through the sculptures reference fluctuating human emotion. The artwork is designed to embrace our shared humanity.

conversation - the dictionary definition:
noun
the informal exchange of ideas by spoken words
synonyms: discussion, talk, chat, gossip, discussion, talk, chat, gossip, tête-à-tête, heart-to-heart, exchange, dialogue

GRYGUTIS_Conversation_Render_night.jpg
Conversation, digital render day view.

Conversation, digital render day view.

Conversation, dimensions and materials


A PATH FOR WATER

6th & Butler Greenspace, Phoenix, AZ

Conceptually, the sculpture is the funnel through which the water is collected for the site. The sculpture was developed for the tip of the site.  The ribbon style walkway, commencing at the top of the sculpture, makes its way down the sculpture, and becomes the walkway, which ends at the fence. My approach to creating a work of art for the 6th and Butler site is to look at the entire site as the canvas for the artwork. Most importantly, the landscape development is integral to the sculptural elements. The entire site will ultimately be the work of art.

Landscape Design team: DIG Studio; Phoenix AZ
 

A Path for Water,  Concept sketch

A Path for Water, Concept sketch

A Path for Water  sculpture currently in fabrication.

A Path for Water sculpture currently in fabrication.

A Path for Water,  Concept sketch

A Path for Water, Concept sketch


DIALOGUE

University of Minnesota Health Sciences Learning Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

This work of art for the University of Minnesota’s new Health Sciences Learning Center is designed to emphasize and highlight an important human interaction feature necessary for public health - the ability to listen - and the ability to dialogue. Dialogue transcends our differences to find common ground. DIALOGUE is composed with two monumental sculptures with integrated lighting. The shape of each sculpture is a generalized, generic human head and does not convey gender or race— it is simply human. Each sculptural head is rendered in a different manner. One is more transparent, while the other less transparent, but more complex in its system of transparency.
Landscape Design team: DIG Studio; Phoenix AZ

Dialogue , digital render day view

Dialogue, digital render day view

Dialogue , digital render night view

Dialogue, digital render night view

Dialogue , digital render day view

Dialogue, digital render day view

Dialogue , digital render night view

Dialogue, digital render night view