DREAM CATCHING

Boston Arts Academy

This site sculpture, designed for the façade of Boston’s first public arts high school, uses the front and side of the four-story, 380 feet long, yellow brick industrial building as its background. Across the building, 19 large bronze plate figures derived from iconic images of primal cultures are set against a series of mirror-finished 4-ft by 8-ft stainless steel plates. The visual metaphor is for the figures across the building to be seen as the melody, the steel plates as the counterpoint, and the window patterns of the existing building induced to be the bass rhythm. The figure also represents our historic urge towards image making; and, the steel plate is the open tablet (tabula rasa) on which students may create the future.