This artwork is positioned at the south end of William Griffin parking lot on the west side of the foot bridge over the river. Working with the theme of city grid to natural patterning, the artist laid out ten large granite blocks, in a linear grid-like pattern. As the blocks advance away from the city they physically transform from smooth cubes to rough naturalized formations. The native trees interwoven into the piece will interact with the slabs causing heaving and cracking over time.
Granite blocks and natural plantings
About the Artist:
Adam Kuby has an MFA in sculpture from the University of North Carolina. He defines his works as "collaborations with the built and natural world that aim to foster a sense of connectedness in our increasingly fractured environment". He sees each project as "an opportunity to explore how human activity and natural systems can better coexist and how art can promote a deeper sense of place". Mr. Kuby resides in Portland, Oregon.