TRANSITIONS

Transitions through Triathlon
Transitions through Triathlon

Facing the mighty Hudson River

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Transitions through Triathlon
Transitions through Triathlon

Aluminum, Cast Stone, Steel

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Transitions Opening Reception
Transitions Opening Reception

Artist Sherwin Banfield explaining his concept behind Transition through Triathlon to a crowd on Opening Day.

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Transitions through Triathlon
Transitions through Triathlon

Facing the mighty Hudson River

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TRANSITIONS THROUGH TRIATHLON 

Riverside Park South, N.Y.C.

June 2013 - May 2014



Transitions through Triathlon was inspired by my personal journey of becoming a Triathlete through training and competing in the New York City Triathlon. "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 each figure. Thus recognizing the succession within the Transitions of the Sculpture's story as a catalyst for personal inspiration."  -  Sherwin Banfield - ARTIST

Downloadable Transitions through Triathlon Information:

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Original Transitions through Triathlon Presentation (Panel Walls)

Revised Transitions through Triathlon Presentation (Arch)

Transitions through Triathlon PRESS:

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RIVERSIDE PARK SOUTH

The site location of Transitions through Triathlon is Riverside Park South, N.Y.C.  This location happens to be just a few blocks south of the start of The New York City Triathlon location.  It seemed fitting for this community of active New Yorkers who train, practice and compete in sporting events to create and install a Monumental sculpture that reflects the community.

 

My participation in 2012 The New York City Triathlon became the source of inspiration for my sculpture idea.  Having previously trained for the NYC Triathlon in Riverside Park South, this site location became symbolic for my marriage of Triathlon and Sculpture.  

 

The opportunity to merge these two worlds quickly became an exciting endeavor.  The story of this public work is rooted in my discipline of Fine Art and Multisport.  Merging these disciplines for this site-specific work of art was exciting, fun and rewarding.  Discover the story of Transitions through Triathlon through the cast of figures above.

 

CREDITS

With the help of following creative family, Transitions through Triathlon transitioned from concept into a Monument adorning Riverside Park South.  Inspiring visitors from all walks of life!

  • Barney Hodes

  • Greg Wyatt

  • Glenn Roopchand

  • Lyndia Holly

  • Marva Banfield

Transitions through Triathlon MEDIA

NYC Parks Dept. Arsenal Presentation

Year of production: 2013

Running Time: 6:27 min

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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.

Video edited by Sherwin Banfield for Leozine Studio

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A Transitioning Sunset

Year of production: 2013

Running Time: 43 sec

Color

In the Autumnal months in New York City, we witness beautiful sunsets over the Hudson River in the presence of Transitions through Triathlon. This time -lapse video was created at dawn by the creator of Transitions through Triathlon, Sherwin Banfield. Armed with his Digital camera, Sherwin captures the sunset, the sculpture and himself using a photographers technique of opening the shutter of his SLR camera for long exposures. 

 

Video created and edited by Sherwin Banfield for Leozine Studio

Year of production: 2013

Running Time: 2:42 min

Color / Sound

Transitions through Triathlon was inspired by: Sherwin Banfield on his personal journey of becoming a Triathlete for the New York City Triathlon. His Mission is to engage the viewer, who as a spectator, looks onto the sculpture as an athletic event. He encourages the viewer to discover the story of the event, unfolding through the actions of the figures. Thus recognizing the succession within the Transition of each figures as a catalyst for personal inspiration.

 

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M2M Victory Sculpture Evolution

Year of production: 2013

Running Time: 2:23 min

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Victory is the Main Sculpted figure of the Public Sculpture Project entitled 'Transitions through Triathlon'.
She began as a concept symbolizing the acceptance of all Athletes within the world of Triathlon, evolving from a man to a woman as she exemplify the feeling of crossing the Finish line upon completing a Triathlon. She eventually was finished in cast Aluminum. Victory is one of nine individual elements that summarize 'Transitions through Triathlon' currently on view in New York City's Riverside Park South near the 59th street entrance.

 

Video created and edited by Sherwin Banfield for Leozine Studio

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