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Perambulating Ebb by Colin Carrier

812 Liberty Ave Downtown, Pittsburgh PA 15222
40.442760,-79.998308


This is the only abstract piece in the first phase of artistic bike racks commissioned by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. A call for artists went out to design some functional art that would double as a bike rack. They selected five designs and installed them at the end of August 2014.

In an interview with Triblive writer Kellie Gormly, Colin Carrier said I saw the project come up, and I thought it could be kind of fun to make something blending arts with functional parameters. It was a lot of fun. I wanted to do something to really push the limits of what I can do in terms of manipulating the metal. I wanted something kind of elegant and smooth and refined and minimal.

We asked Colin what the sculpture was called, and when he said Perambulating Ebb we thought that was a great title. He told us that it’s made of solid, forged steel, and that the shape was driven by its need for functionality and my own desire to use a smooth flowing line without much flourish

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The other four artist designed racks installed in phase I are:

 



TAGS sculpture, Perambulating Ebb, Downtown, Colin Carrier, Cultural Trust,

 

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