The Wall Street Journal Discuss Model to Monument 3rd year Public sculpture for Public Spaces. Reviewing all seven artist's work along the sculpture trail of Riverside Park South, the article briefly describes each sculpture and it's impact on its surroundings.
Opening Ceremony - I was called upon to address the supporters in which I explained the inspiration, the story and the creative process of Transitions through Triathlon. Such a beautiful day. So thankful for the support!
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Watch the Good Day Street Talk with Antwan Lewis interview with League Director Ira Goldberg and Model to Monument Artist Sherwin Banfield. Ira and Sherwin discuss how the Art Student's League of New York contributes to the culture of New York through the Model to Monument Program. The Transitions through Triathlon Maquette is exhibited on the coffee table.
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Here I am with Victor, the expert casting technician at Modern Art Foundry. I am thankful for his assistance and guidance through the entire casting process for Victory! — at Modern Art Foundry
Though the arms were re-attached to the body for confirmation of proportion, pose and final corrections, the Wax 'Victory' will remain in three parts (torso, arm 1, arm 2) for the final process before the Aluminum cast process. Once 'Victory' is in the Aluminum state, the arms will be welded to the torso.
Every Year, Artist hoping to display their sculpture out in New York City's public spaces must present their idea and design to the New York City Parks Department. Presentations are your selling point. Artist Sherwin Banfield presents his Public Sculpture design, Transitions through Triathlon, to the New York City Parks Committee at the Historical Arsenal building in Central Park. An important step in the process of gaining the approval of the City based on Safety, Zoning and Cultural criteria for exhibiting your Public Sculpture.
Model to Monument Fellows are at work on their personal Public Sculpture Proposals for Riverside Park South. Transitions through Triathlon, created a by New York City based sculptor Sherwin Banfield, Transitions through Triathlon is a unique Triathlon influenced Sculpture Project that celebrates the athletic communities of Riverside Park and The New York City Triathlon. "Transitions through Triathlon was inspired by my personal journey of becoming a Triathlete during the New York City Triathlon and also by the stories of my fellow triathletes.My mission for Transitions through Triathlon, is to engage the viewer, who as a spectator, looks onto the sculpture as an athletic event. I encourage the viewer to discover the story of the event, unfolding through the actions of the figures. Thus recognizing the succession within the transitions of the triathletes as a catalyst for personal inspiration."
The Proposed Public Sculpture for the Model to Monument Van Cortlandt Site is still ongoing. The formulating of ideas between the seven M2M fellows are developing into a collaborative design that will reignite the public space of Van Cortlandt Park.The first design ideas of Sculpture Proposals for Van Cortlandt Park are being proposed by the seven M2M fellows. Each will be evaluated on its ideas and design. I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It’s easy. Just double click me and you can start adding your own content. Click on the Design tab to customize me and change my font. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.
Model to Monument (M2M) is a five-year partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. M2M trains artists to produce work for public spaces, bringing contemporary sculptures to hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and visitors. Greg Wyatt, League instructor and sculptor-in-residence at St. John the Divine, leads the program. M2M is rooted in the understanding that monuments made for public spaces go through an extensive process of refinement, from early design phases to final full-scale sculptures. From the time of the Ancient Egyptians and Greeks to the Italian Renaissance, sculptors have begun their projects with sketches that progress into small scale maquettes (models). Those models are re-worked, large-scale designs are created, work is fabricated, and finally the sculptures are installed as a realized public monuments.
Each year from January into May, student work is exhibited in the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery. These exhibits showcase the work of all the school's students in every discipline (painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media). Each week the concours changes in order to accomodate all the classes at the League. The student concours are open to the public seven days a week; most of the artwork is available for purchase.