Heather Swenson’s newest project Observation Towers combines the artist’s interest in printmaking and sculpture and brings her work into a public space for the first time. Through mimicking parts of their surroundings while simultaneously pulling visual information from other spaces, these structures investigate sense of place. Observations are layered on a temporary, playful scaffolding to encourage familiar patterns, colors, and textures to interact in new ways. Observation Towers create a unique way of viewing one’s surroundings by highlighting particular aspects of the space on a scale that the visitor and the passerby can physically relate to. Viewers are encouraged to walk around and underneath the structures, integrating themselves into this new habitat formed from parts of different places and surfaces.
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