More About the Nessie Project, 6th place
Artist statement: We, AAG LLC, represent a collective of artists, designers, engineers, fabricators,modelmakers and builders. Our approach is to add an interesting aesthetic to the downtown Grand River profile with a piece both enigmatic and fluid as the Grand Vittesse herself. An homage to Alexander Calder, Frank Lloyd Wright, Henry Moore,the furniture industry of the 1920s and to all the bridge-workers who have built and maintained these many structures over the grand. Having storied degrees from many accredited institutions such as, Kendall College of Art& Design, Grand Valley State University, Northwestern Michigan University,Calvin College, THE School of Hard Knocks and New York University, just to name a few, we, as a group, have over 30 years experience in our varied interests.From office chairs to burning Viking ships to the support of public and private patrons we would like to continue our work in keeping the arts alive in Grand Rapids.
Description of work: A life size stylized multi-media sculpture of Loch Ness
Work statement: Loch Ness on the Grand.
Art form: 3-D, Sound
Year created: 2009
Artist bio: Thomas Birks, Animation Designer
Richard App, Artist, Gallery Owner
David Valdisseri, Industrial Designer
Joachim Jensen, Industrial Designer
We, along with a group of like minded artists/designers are calling ourselves "AAG" or Airline Aluminum Group.