We were invited by UNT Art in Public Spaces Professor Alicia Eggert Art in Public Spaces for a first time ever collaboration on a public sculpture with her student class. Our team consulted, mentored and led fabrication/installation with the selected student proposal "Soar" by UNT student artist Archit Karkare.
Budget - $70,000
Materials - Hand crafted Aircraft Grade Aluminum and Steel
Construction Method - Laser CNC, Hand Cut and Formed, Welding, Automotive Anodized/Paint finish.
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Soaring to new heights
excerpt from article by Heather Noel
“It’s been a fun process working with Archit and teaching him about the art business,” Taylor says. “With a sculpture that’s one of a kind, it’s not like you can follow a building plan like you would do for a house. We plan as much as we can, especially with our computer-aided design (CAD) programming, but there’s still an element of the unknown you have to troubleshoot.”
Those necessary tweaks were even happening as Karkare and the 23 Design Co. team were installing “Soaring” in Frisco. “While we were installing, we had to make sure everything looked right and as close to the rendering as possible,” Karkare says. “That meant adapting orientations slightly to make sure the sculpture was visually interesting when it was suspended.”
Once finished, Karkare stepped back and looked at it for the first time in the space. “I just had this sense of relief,” Karkare says. “Then later, it really hit me. I am so proud of how well it turned out.”
University of North Texas
UNT Art Student's Talent 'Soars' in School's Frisco Branch Campus
NBC 5 DFW
By Noelle Walker • Published January 23, 2023 • Updated on January 23, 2023 at 6:37 pm
Mentorship and Installation
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