Creating Spire was a wild ride – from its initial concept to its construction. I am so proud to have completed my most ambitious project (though I have more in the works!).
Thank you to all of my supporters as well as SiTE:LAB’s Paul Amenta, Tom Clinton, Bob Rogers, Dustin Meyer, James Balkon, and Tom Wagner; my talented friends Florian Altenburg and Marc Lins; my amazing dealer, Cristin Tierney and her Associate Director, Maria Kucinski; and, of course, my wife, Florencia Minniti.
All photos by Marc Lins.
My talented friend, Marc Lins journeyed to Grand Rapids with me to take official photos of Spire. Here he is on the roof.
This little fellow decided to check out Spire from the roof.
On this brightly lit day in Grand Rapids, the shadows cast contrasted greatly over the contours of the Third Elevation of Spire.
I have been so honored and pleased to be invited to participate in SiTE:LAB‘s artistic vision for ArtPrize. They were able to transform an abandoned building at 2 East Fulton Street into a beautifully curated arts exhibition. I cannot express enough gratitude towards Paul Amenta, Tom Clinton, and the rest of the SiTE:LAB crew and volunteers. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and dedication.
My eldest brother, Hans, (I am the youngest of seven) came to visit from Austria and see Spire. I am so glad that he and I could spend some time together after the competition was over.
The way that people engage with my work is very important to me. I want them to have a new experience in a space that they would not have had without the installation of my work. What different architectural vantage points can one find within the space?
In this series of photographs by Nathan Umstead, you can see the intricacies of the mesh highlighted by the clear paint.