Innovating Ideas In Art

Arrow Electronics and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival are coming together to bring you the Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge. Through it, we’re inspiring artists from throughout the world to explore the notion of innovation and express what Five Years Out looks like through their medium.

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival

This three-day, world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts is enjoyed by 350,000 visitors every year. Special exhibits, demonstrations and interactive family activities on "Artivity Avenue" complement the experience. Along with the annual festival, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival's 501(c)(3) non-profit mission provides art education and outreach programs in local area schools. Visit CherryArts.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter (#CherryArts).

 

Five Years of the Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge Book

To celebrate five years of the challenge, we’ve created a book showcasing the commissioned pieces now on display in Arrow offices around the world. Enjoy the collection.

Download a copy of the book (PDF)

The Art Challenge

Each year, artists have the opportunity to express the idea of innovation. The challenge seeks painters, glass blowers, wood turners, new media creators, digital artists and more from all over the world who can think beyond tomorrow and see what’s coming Five Years Out.

Through a competitive and collaborative selection process, a jury of regional artists and art professionals award $5,000 commissions to seven finalists. Their pieces are displayed at the annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival and then become part of the innovation collection at Arrow Electronics. One of the seven finalists will also be honored as the Innovation Award winner. In addition to receiving a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at next year’s festival, the winner is also awarded $10,000.

  • The Art: 2018 Winner and Finalists

    2018 Winner

    Jan R Carson, See As Bees See

    Silk textile and LED light box | Loveland, CO

    Bees and other pollinators see a different segment of the color spectrum than we do, most notably in the ultraviolet. This piece combines silk textile art with a LED light box, employing the colors that a bee sees. It gives the viewer a way to see the world through a pollinator’s eyes.

    The connection between all living things is not always easy to see. When textile art is backlit, the stitched seams between each scrap of fabric become obvious, revealing a crucial part of the pattern that is so often hidden.

    This piece is inspired by Arrow’s partnership with Semios to create sustainable pest control using pheromones instead of pesticides.

    From a competitive, global application pool of artists, Jan R Carlson was selected as the 2018 winner for her mixed media entry "See As Bees See." Carson received $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2019 Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

    1. Brice McCasland
    2. Collin Parson
    3. Keith Grace
    4. Signe and Genna Grushovenko
    5. Kina Crow
    6. William Kidd
    • Into the Sunlight and Begin a New Day

      Mixed Media on Canvas | McKinney, TX

      This construct of 12 canvases—hand stretched, painted, and framed—calls on nostalgia to remind us what technological innovation promises to bring. Advertisements, images, and other ephemera allude to discoveries and innovations in science and technology that are stepping stones to our present life, from gold mining to space travel. The narratives and symbols found in this work collectively tell the larger innovation story of how we got here, and where we might be heading.

    • TLP#1 (Traveling Light Project)

      Wood, Mirror Acrylic, RGB LED’s, Touch Controller, Hardware | Denver, CO

      Parson’s art combines hardware, software and fabrication materials into a junction where possibility and practicality meet.  These include mirror polish stainless steel, mirror acrylic, colored acrylic, clear acrylic and MDF (medium density fiberboard). He cuts these surfaces using computer-controlled routers, lasers and water-jet machines, and then assembles the components in his studio. He adds RGB LED lights that are controlled by micro-controllers such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi programmed through a smartphone or touchscreen.

    • A Lie Can Travel Halfway Around the World While the Truth Is Putting On Its Shoes

      Mixed Media | Greenville, SC

      The truth is increasingly difficult to decipher.

      For Arrow, Grace explores the theme of truth and how we must seek it. The base is made from map fragments from all over the world. Then he adds his own text, some of which is true, while other elements are intentionally questionable. He tears this text into fragments that are collaged into the painting.  His use of shredded magazines symbolizes how the evidence of truth often is destroyed. The result is a tapestry of imagery that leaves the viewer searching for the truth.

    • Home of the Future

      Painting | Greenville, SC

      We usually are surprised at what is just barely around the bend. 

      The concept of “Five Years Out” prompts the Grishovenkos to imagine characters in their painting, while recalling the campy 'futurism' that was a hallmark of the Fifties. 

      Their painting 'The Home of the Future' highlights the fact that we never really know what the future will bring. It reflects on the creation of technology as ultimately serving our warm, very human needs. They took Arrow's promise to deliver 'the right technology, at the right place, at the right time' as a suggestion that we need to know the past to imagine the future, and that this vision must be shared by the community in that time and place.

    • Riding the Wave of the Future

      Mixed Media Sculpture | Allison Park, PA

      The collective genius of human minds and hearts fit together in an intricate puzzle and are bringing humanity to the technology landscape emerging on the horizon known as The Internet of Things. 

      The concept for this piece is that a great wave is rising from the cumulative ocean of the ever-evolving human mind, and humanity is riding on this wave in a ship made of a complex puzzle, sailing forward by the power of the Cloud. Little figures aboard this vessel represent people’s conflicted attitudes towards this future.  Some are celebrating and embracing this journey, others bask in its luxury, learning how to use it and looking forward. Meanwhile, other passengers are trying to jump ship, or are immobilized by inertia. A few passengers are trying to figure out a way to pirate this vessel – and the future – for their own purposes.

    • Universal Smile

      Ceramic Sculpture  | Lakeland, FL

      Kidd’s ceramic sculpture represents a planet Five Years Out which has found peace and harmony with all its living organisms. Each pod on the surface of this orb represents a life form. From the largest to the smallest, each of these life forms has its unique contributions which creates a beautiful balance and results in a healthy and happy whole. That’s why the planet is looking up into space with a wide, peaceful smile.

  • The Art: 2017 Winner and Finalists

    2017 Winner

    Peter Clouse, Not Ashamed

    Mixed Medium | Ferndale, MI

    From a competitive, global application pool of artists, Peter Clouse was selected as the 2017 winner for his mixed media entry Not Ashamed. Clouse received $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2018 Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

    The production of Clouse’s weavings is extremely labor intensive. Electronic wires and cables get heavy fast, and small braids build into long weavings that then get woven into tapestry-like sculptures. The initial intention was not to create a feminist work, but the piece evolved into it. Clouse believes that just as women can do what has traditionally been defined as masculine work, a man may create feminine piece.

    Clouse has chosen materials that surround him, literally picking items from the garbage. He sees potential and beauty in things that others have discarded. This habit or hoarding of discarded materials has created a passion to practice sustainability as an artist. Clouse is passionate about consumption, how it leads to the disposal of goods, and he believes it is his responsibility to put these materials back into production.

    1. Aaron Hequembourg
    2. Sharon Brush
    3. Amenda Tate Corso
    4. Amy Leigh Carstensen
    5. Dan Stiles
    6. Edrex Fontanilla
    • Always A Driver

      Engraved Assemblage on Wood & Aluminum | Monticello, GA

      Inspired by their stories, Hequembourg selects individual subjects to portray a narrative that connects need to innovation, producing engraved assemblages from salvaged materials. The subject of Always a Driver is Sam Schmidt, former Indy Racing League driver and now team owner.

      Sam has always been a driver, through early childhood and into a successful professional career. A career that was seemingly cut short by a horrible accident, paralyzing him from the collarbone down. But then, in partnership with Arrow, technology came into his life, and now Sam is a driver again.

      Below the portrait includes images from Sam’s life as a driver. Above the portrait are the possibilities for the technology that changed Sam’s life. When technology becomes tangible, there is no end to the possible ripple of lives it will benefit in the future.

       

       

    • Safe Passage

      Ceramic Sculpture | Santa Fe, NM

      Every innovation begins with a commitment to a creative journey. Safe Passage illustrates the phases of the innovation process. The “boat” form of the piece represents the journey. The white orb at the uppermost lookout of the vessel symbolizes the seed of inspiration. The spinning wheel in the hull of the boat represents the day-to-day labor necessary to transform the Five Years Out idea from inspiration to completed innovation.

       

    • Manibus

      Mixed Medium on Paper & Wood | Des Moines, IA

      These works were created in conjunction with professional dancers from the Colorado Ballet. Each dancer took turns wearing a motion-sensing control device that relayed instructions to a wireless painting robot called Manibus. Their dance movements were translated into dynamic, painted works of art. Choreographed by Colorado Ballet Mistress, Sandra Brown, the dancers performed to music composed by Colorado Symphony Resident Conductor, Scott O’Neil, to represent the Arrow Five Years Out brand. Manibus is Corso’s iteration of innovation in painted form.

       

    • Zen and the Art of Technology

      Mixed Medium | Tampa, FL

      The power of art is in its ability to resonate with and move another person simply by communicating with color, composition and form. We connect with each other, and our greater humanness, through something beautiful. But to have that experience, we must be present for it. Carstensen believes that as society’s dependence on screens has increased, our ability to connect with the arts has decreased.

      This piece represents the growing disconnect. The original oil painting is framed with screens representative of technological advances expected to materialize in the next five years and contribute to this dilemma. This is a statement of hope that brings awareness to the situation and the first step toward collectively finding a healthy balance between technology and the arts.

       

    • Reaching Forward, Reaching Back

      Digital Art | Portland, OR

      Posters had been the king of public communication since the invention of the printing press. But in the last 50 years, electronic media ended their reign. Television and the Web have taken this amazing commercial art form out of the public sphere and turned communication into a segmented, private media experience. Today, many of the electronics we use rely on printed circuit boards to function. Using that technology, this piece inverts the relationship and brings print media into the 21st Century, and back into the public eye, by making interactive art that can both communicate and entertain through the universal language of music.

       

    • The Ethical Viewer: Perceptual Fog

      Interactive Sculpture | Cranston, RI

      The Ethical Viewer: Perceptual Fog is an interactive sculpture that manifests both the virtues and criticisms of storytelling. It inspires and actualizes a confluence of principles in art making. In the spirit of Five Years Out, it harnesses innovation and technology by fusing sculptural and computational methodologies towards accessible and socially minded art. The innovation space is as much about the ethical practices in the expressive application, as it is the inventive integration of both emerging and established technologies.

       

  • The Art: 2016 Winner and Finalists

    2016 Winner

    Todd Fraley, The Archivist: I will not let you fade away 

    Mixed Medium & Electronic Sculpture | Bridgeville, PA

    From a competitive, global application pool of artists, Toby Fraley was selected as the 2016 winner for his mixed media entry The Archivist. Fraley received $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2017 Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

    The idea behind The Archivist is that five years from now, we will have technology to affordably build these reliable robots. Hundreds of these units would be assigned a human counterpart. For a year, they shadow their subjects as unobtrusively as possible and record their daily activities—capturing their work life, religious and political views, interactions with friends, families and colleagues, sleep schedules, meals eaten, movies cried through, sunsets watched—everything.

    These detailed records are compiled into a searchable, time capsule database. Once that person has passed away, their story is uploaded to a cloud server for the world to access for eons. Decades from now, researchers may stumble upon a story through simple keyword searches that overlap a segment of that person’s recorded life. No person is too mundane to be not be remembered. No one should be forgotten.

    1. Anne Bossert
    2. Mark Aspinall
    3. Bryan David Griffith
    4. Jennifer McCurdy
    5. Steven Gutierrez
    6. Jen Lewin
    • Reliquary for the Future

      Wood sculpture | Fort Collins, CO

      The word, “relic” refers to something from the past. But in this case, the relic is the future or, more precisely, the promise of a future represented by a maple tree seed. The reliquary that houses this future maple tree is made from maple plywood, which are maple trees from the past. While mankind appears to be increasingly functioning within the ether, it is the earth, where we and the trees live, that anchors us all in the present. This piece simultaneously represents the past, present and future.

       

    • Platonic Challenge

      Mixed media acrylic | Crontone, Italy

      In this anamorphic work, Aspinall explores the dilemma that symbols, objects and even events often have vastly differing significances depending on the subjective and cultural standpoint of the observer or interpreter. He reveals differing subjects when viewed from different angles, symbolically encapsulating our long-lasting search to understand the very nature of the savage universe in which we exist, and mankind’s attempts using mental tools of mathematics, science and philosophy to define and codify the cosmos.

       

    • Seamless

      Mixed media painting & wood | Flagstaff, AZ

      Innovation is more about ideas than hardware. That belief is embodied in Seamless, a work that explores the way we see technology—futuristic today, but likely as a dated novelty to future generations. Each panel appears black or white when viewed simultaneously with its neighbor. But when viewed individually over a period of minutes, colors begin to emerge, and the viewer sees that the apparent black or white field is much more complex, bringing a temporal dimension to the viewing experience. The piece breaks several conventions of traditional painting, yet still works intuitively, just as future innovations will question today’s preconceived ideas.

       

    • Philosopher’s Stone

      Porcelain sculpture | Vineyard Haven, MA

      Philosopher’s Stone represents a beacon for innovation. Encircling and nesting arrow forms cradle an egg, which is the philosopher’s stone of perpetual creation. Something imagined but unattainable in the world of Five Years Out and beyond. As the form grows and opens, the new egg is revealed inside, in continuous progression. The beacon seems to pulse, as waves from the universe are transmitted and received. The arrows point out to all directions.

       

    • Aesthetica Sculptura

      Crowd sourced, 3D printed resin sculpture | Chardon, OH

      Aesthetica Sculptura reflects innovation at the intersection of crowdsourcing, evolutionary algorithms and connectivity. It uses the concept of “survival of the fittest” to morph into a sculpture that is more likely to succeed. A website was created to allow visitors to help define the physical parameters of this interactive sculpture. The site was free to use, and allowed the user to modify some basic elements of the circular-like sculpture. As more users interacted with the site, the art became more sophisticated and beautiful. The final piece is displayed in the case shown. The process itself is part of the artwork, and the early iteration versions are also displayed.

       

    • Nova

      Electronic sculpture | Brooklyn, NY

      Imagine a future where fluid transformation is prevalent. A future where boundaries between art, material, function and the human form stretch, blend and take new shape. The butterfly is a classical reference to metamorphosis. By creating something that blends humanity and art, another transformation takes shape. Nova takes art off the walls and into the world. This wearable installation speaks to light, to community, to gathering, and has an open ethereal dream like quality that gracefully dances and glows. From person to butterfly, from individual to art, this convergence is a conversation already happening in worldwide culture. Nova is meant to inspire graceful changes in the way we think about our relationship with technology and with each other.

       

  • The Art: 2015 Winner and Finalists

    2015 Winner

    Jennifer Ivanovic, Metamorphosis

    Poured Acrylic on Plywood | Fort Collins, CO

    From a competitive, global application pool of artists, Jennifer Ivanovic was selected as the 2015 winner for her poured acrylic Metamorphosis. Ivanovic received $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2016 Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

    Arrow’s Five Years Out Challenge inspired Ivanovic to examine the magic of metamorphosis. Innovations thrive on the natural brilliance involved in the evolution of an idea or product. These transformations symbolize what a business needs to thrive, inspire and reshape its products and thinking in a “Five Years Out” world. Ivanovic’s simple, yet incredibly beautiful pouring process captures and collaborates with gravity to facilitate a conversation about the ideas of metamorphosis. Her process starts with both premeditated and spontaneous pouring of 14 gallons of paint to produce shocking and unexpected results. The massive, free-formed painting is based on several concentric pours. The bullseye pours are symbolic of continuous drips of radiating innovation. Hidden within the connected bullseye pours are caterpillars, cocoons and hundreds of painted butterflies swirling from the center of the work.

    1. Ana Maria Botero
    2. Daryl Thetford
    3. Ed Kidera
    4. John Ames
    • Magical Collision

      Painting on Glass | Longmont, CO

      A star’s life begins with the gravitational collapse of interstellar gas. The force of gravity compresses massive amounts of atoms until the fusion reactions begins, and a new star is born. The piece gives the illusion of the universe when a star’s life begins. It captures the magic and beauty in a glass box, making us believe that we can reach the unreachable. Botero’s Magical Collision is intended to reflect the Arrow values and ideas of universal impact and commitment to help reach the unthinkable.

       

    • r+Evolution ➔2020

      Digital Art | Chattanooga, TN

      In creating r+Evolution → 2020, Thetford placed a modern-day Copernicus in the center of the image encircled by his own diagram of the cosmos. A mix of mathematical equations, electronics and artifacts orbit around him. Today’s technological advances are the result of the confluence of ancient and modern revolutionary thinkers. It is in merging the revolutionary with the evolutionary, and the theoretical with the practical, that they build the bridge between where we are and where we will be.

       

    • Into the Cloud

      Metalwork | Woodbine, MD

      Into the Cloud is a mobile platform that can be stationed anywhere she is needed to provide cell phone, Wi-Fi, television and radio service along with cloud storage and internet server functions. Modern equipment can be so sterile in appearance, but this piece is designed with a Victorian flair and a touch of whimsy to bring comfort to those who see her.

      Powered and supported by clean hydrogen, built of super strong yet lightweight material, and adaptable to a wide range of missions, Into the Cloud may be Five Years Out, but she is on her way, as she takes to the sky.

       

       

    • Consciousness and Thermodynamics

      Digital Art | Chicago, IL

      The basic idea is that life and consciousness are the inevitable result of increasing entropy. Energy released from the creation of our local universe dissipates more efficiently as more and more seemingly ordered states of matter are created, including life and consciousness. Consciousness, self-awareness and intelligence strive to find meaning and purpose, and in this striving innovation is rewarded. Thus, innovation is self-sustaining as its effects change the environment. It reveals new challenges, which require further innovation; the broadest of all themes represented in the piece.

       

  • The Art: 2014 Winner and Finalists

    2014 Winner

    Betsy Youngquist, Hero

    Mixed Medium | Rockford, IL

    From a competitive, global application pool of artists, Betsy Youngquist was selected as the 2014 winner for her mixed media entry Hero. Youngquist received $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2015 Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

    Hero celebrates the wonder Youngquist felt as a young girl as she and her father watched a man walk on the moon. The three-dimensional mosaic honors the call for a view of the future. The ship’s pilot is equipped with an abundance of hands that help connect, explore and communicate. Hands serve as conduits of power symbolizing creation, transformation and friendship. Through the twists and turns of Hero’s journey, we are reminded to better tend to our environment, embrace the diversity of life on our planet, and encourage technology to flow in a way that honors our interconnected and interdependent global home.

    1. Tim Byrns
    2. Andre Woolery
    3. Sayaka Ganz
    4. Xinxin Zhi
    5. Randy Wilson
    6. Jared Anderson & Eric Dallimore
    • Birth of Flight

      Sculpture | Duluth, MN

      Birth of Flight conveys the source of human potential. The bright colors that surface through the seams imply infinite technicolor possibilities that lie within. Constructed from one continuous piece of wood, Byrns combines traditional materials and techniques with new technology and self-developed sculpting methods. Both the process and the form suggest that art needs to utilize both tradition and technology to remain relevant and evolve.

       

    • Invisible Hieroglyphics

      Digital Print | New York, NY

      Mobile devices have dramatically transformed the way we communicate and interact with each other. The fingerprints left behind on our devices’ screens illustrate how intimate we are becoming with the device itself. Remove the device, and you are left with smudges illustrating the story of how we communicate. The artwork shows that our devices are simple canvases, and what we do with them is the art that society continues to unknowingly create. The message is invisible yet remains a hieroglyphic of our future direction. 

    • Untitled

      Sculpture | Fort Wayne, ID

      Japanese Shinto belief teaches us that all objects and organisms have spirits. In kindergarten, Ganz learned that items discarded before their time weep at night inside the trash bin. Driven by combination of sympathy for inanimate objects and passion for fitting shapes together, she creates forms that are alive and in motion. Building these sculptures helps her understand the situations that surround her. Even if there is conflict, there is a peaceful solution. 

    • Love Letters

      Porcelain | Beijing, China

      We express our feelings through letters. This action expresses maybe just a mood of emotion, like love, care or hate. Zhi chooses to exhibit these discarded love letters in delicate ceramic forms. They look like pure paper, but cannot be easily unfolded. You can see a portion, but cannot unfold to reveal the rest, as secret feelings are left fragmented. The finished piece is an interpretation of both artist and audience, demonstrating universal connection across cultures.

       

    • Five Years Out

      Digital Art | Pacifica, CA

      For more than 200 years, artists and musicians have dreamed of portraying music visually. Now, with the aid of fast computers, Wilson captures the spirit of music with images that are detailed and intuitively read. Analyzing the frequencies of a phrase of music, then displaying them three dimensionally over time as it plays. A true intersection of visual art, music and technology. Wilson invites you to explore these worlds of sound. To literally see music in an entirely new way.

       

    • C.H.O.N.

      Sculpture | Denver, CO

      Whether you look five years out, or five thousand years out, you cannot build anything without Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen and Nitrogen (C.H.O.N). After millions of years, this beautiful stone surfaced to create C.H.O.N., composed of layers of resin, metal, wood, stone and ice. The main material in the sculpture is marble, which was formed through immense pressure. The scorched wood warns of possible disasters if we do not innovate to create a sustainable future. Within the bronze layer, the artists present binary code as a new element. All elements work together through a forward-thinking, symbiotic relationship.

       

  • The Art: 2013 Winner and Finalists

    2013 Winner

    Stefan Begej, Innovation Engine

    Mixed Medium | Littleton, CO

    From an application pool of over 120 artists and seven finalists, Stefan Begej was selected as the 2013 winner for his flash sculpture Innovation Engine. Begej received $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2014 Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

    This piece presents the evolution of innovation in a visually dramatic and compelling way. It conveys the sense that the number of inventions today vastly exceeds that of the past, illustrating how the rate of innovation is exponentially accelerating. Inventions of various sorts are “birthed” at a central core or engine and, after creation, are pushed radially outward. The earliest inventions in history are at the outer periphery, followed by recent ones at the rim of the engine, and future innovations incubating inside the engine.

    Innovation Engine is part of the Fragmentation Series, in which flash sculptures are used to capture and freeze dramatic or explosive events in a three-dimensional format, analogous to flash or high-speed photography in the two-dimensional world. The intent of the work is to visually generate a sense of anticipation for what the future holds.

    1. Toby Fraley
    2. Karen Niemczyk
    3. Stephen Ausherman
    4. Donald Gialanella
    5. Merle Randolph
    6. Mark Winter
    • Lost Sound Search Engine

      Mixed Medium | Bridgeville, PA

      Fraley envisions a future where a sonic time machine is the next big thing. Using proprietary algorithms and state-of-the-art technology, the Lost Sound Search Engine is born. The device retrieves voices from the past, thought lost to the ages, and plays them back. Though the concept is fictional, by using his own custom circuitry, Fraley makes this interactive piece appear to be a working unit.

       

    • Yes, I See

      Electronic Art | Greensboro, NC

      Through this brain-computer interface (BCI)-controlled LED sculpture, Niemchyk gives viewers the chance to participate in the art by influencing the light patterns with their individual brain scans. Yes, I See interprets electrical activity in the brain in a somewhat random pattern, creating a unique signature for each user. The user controls it by concentrating, meditating, focusing or becoming distracted. BCI technology is expected to bloom in the next five years.

       

    • e-scape v

      Digital Art | Albuquerque, NM

      e-scape v explores the presence of technology in open spaces, revealing with a sense of magical realism the ways in which electronics alter our perceptions of the outdoors. This series of ambient video loops features emerging writers and artists from Colorado. The content reflects a local geographic identity, while the process is unrestricted by distance. In that sense, the project illustrates a balance in working both locally and globally. Interwoven for single-channel display, the assemblage illustrates a series of abstract narratives: Nature revives a discarded TV, then consumes it; a window both divides and duplicates our view of a mountain landscape.

       

    • Motherboard Earth

      Sculpture | St. Petersburg, FL

      Five Years Out, the things we use today will seem primitive. Reflecting this idea is Motherboard Earth, an orb created from electronic devices, computers and consumer objects in common use today. The sculpture is a visual touchstone for how rapidly our world is changing. In five years, the devices featured in this piece will be considered outmoded, thus transforming this artwork into a time capsule of 2013 and an indicator of how fast technology is evolving.

       

    • Five Years Out

      Sculpture | Marion, OH

      Made of mirror-polished aluminum, the sculpture’s five columns symbolize the Five Years Out philosophy. The various heights signify the idea of added knowledge and change each year. The twists in the fifth column represent thinking outside of the box and how that action must be taken to make new discoveries. The polished mirror finish reflects the other columns, allowing the viewer to magically see an infinite number of twists or ideas and possibilities for the future.

       

    • Visioneer

      Sculpture | Milwaukee, WI

      To imagine the future of Five Years Out, we need a Visioneer. Someone to pull from the past while engaging in the present to forge ahead. Using tools and innovations from years past, this life-size figure navigates today’s life and sees potential everywhere. Promise in every instrument he picks up, every person he engages with and every action that he takes.

       

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