Sculpture dedication : Two to One by Tom Joyce in NYC
Last May 2014 a cluster of seven sculptures entiled Two to One were installed in front of the front entrance to the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC. This Wednesday 4 March, the museums will dedicate Tom Joyce‘s creation followed by a live debate. Playing on the visual illusion of it’s own weight, the objects – composed of soft clay-like qualities – invite pedestrians to rest while at the same time providing a metaphorical platform to illustrate the conceptual responsibility of sharing with a profession that continues to facilitate indispensable solutions on an unprecedented scale for industries operating throughout the world. The mission of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is to collect, display, and interpret objects that document contemporary and historical innovation in craft, art, and design. That is the reason why Tom Joyce’s sculptures is well situated in front of the museum’s Columbus square entrance.
These stainless steel forgings were built from massive scraps – left over from contract production – at an important facility outside of Chicago. Each of the seven two-to-one components we created from two solid, stainless-steel cubes of varying dimensions. Joined-together, the pairs range in size from 14″ high, weighing 755 lbs, to 30″ high, weighing 6,225 lbs varriations.
Look for an special interview with MAD chief curator Lowery Stokes Sims in Tlmag 23 ‘Americas’ – out in May 2015.