Wind Totem public sculpture project under development fall, 2016
In collaboration with artists from Boston's Artists for Humanity, Ross Miller is developing Wind Totem, a large-scale public sculpture to be permanently installed at a highly-traversed corner of South Boston’s new Channel Center Park.
This location is a crossroads in Boston’s Innovation District - an intersection for artists, local residents, biotechnologists, and bankers. The sculpture will capture this sense of colliding cultural diversities by featuring a triple helix vertical structure with horizontal joints where the curves converge; each convergence will yield an 8.7’ domed segment with interior elements that interact with the wind by creating light effects, music, and spinning optical illusions.
The individual wind-powered elements are being developed by student artists working in the Artists for Humanity 3D Design Studio. Each element will be derived from a totem, or a symbol of who s/he is and what s/he wants to share with the world. Wind Totem will overlook the crossroads as a metaphor of the variety of “tribes” who share Channel Center Park.
Project support from:
Artists for Humanity
City of Boston Browne Fund
New England Foundation for the Arts
Collaborating members of
Artist for Humanity include: