From the Conception to the Creation

Between the Conception and the Creation

A social media flurry engulfs a proposed public artwork, but officials say it's still evolving.

by scott barker • November 28, 2018

The preliminary design for a $500,000 sculpture commissioned by the City of Knoxville has caused some consternation on social media, but officials say the rendering included in the artist’s proposal doesn’t necessarily reflect what will eventually be installed downtown.
The City of Knoxville will have approval of prominent downtown artwork's final form.
Last week City Council approved the contract with THEVERYMANY, a New York studio founded by Marc Fornes. Fornes’ studio has installed its sculptures, many of which double as architectural spaces, in cities around the world.
Under terms of the contract, Fornes and his team will work with a landscape architect to transfor...

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