Lawrence Argent :: Venus

"C'era Una Volta"

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"C’era Una Volta"

Location: Trinity Plaza, San Francisco, California

18 sculptural elements designed for Trinity Plaza  /  Completed: 2016

Located in the heart of San Francisco, C’era Una Volta is an immense environmental public plaza design, transforming it into a place of engaging mystery and unfolding meaning. Inspired by classical icons of beauty and the stone quarries from which these ancient sculptures were made, C’era Una Volta re-envisions and abstracts classical forms using contemporary digital technologies. Historical fragments appear in transformed ways throughout the central garden and walkways. Paving artworks play with perspective, one of the prime interests of classical and Renaissance artists. Ultimately, this artwork is more than a series of objects. It is an immersive  experience created through engagement with an unassumingly unique location within the heart of San Francisco.

"Venus"    

Size: 92 x 36.5 x 26.5 ft.  /  Material: 3/16 grade Stainless Steel

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The “Venus” sculpture being one of 17 art elements is the centerpiece of Trinity Place's Piazza is a 92-foot stainless steel sculpture which is only slightly shorter than the Statue of Liberty as measured from heel to crown. 

This abstracted figure is adapted from the ancient Greek sculpture known as Venus de Milo or Aphrodite of Milos (circa 130 to 100 BC), which depicts the Greek goddess of love and beauty.


Fragments

8 of the 18 sculptural elements designed for the plaza  /  Material: Carrara Marble

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Glass Bollards

2 of the 18 sculptural elements designed for the plaza

Size: 84 x 32 x 32 in.  /  Material: 19mm Crystal Glass Layers

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Community Table : Mensa

1 of the 18 sculptural elements designed for the plaza  /  Material: Carrara Marble

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