"Portals and Passages_Tenonanatche" 2017, pigmented and sealed steel

scale model - 14"h x19"w x4'd

available

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proposal images

PORTALS AND PASSAGES - Tenonanatche**

LARGE SCALE SCULPTURE - SOUTH BRIDGE SITE

John Van Alstine

Mohawk Valley Gateway Observation Project January 2017 - Amsterdam, NY

 

digital comopsite south bridge site

Proposed height: 14' (without base)

Materials: galvanized and powder-coated steel

 

**TENONANATCHE connecting river, place and sculpture

The Mohawks' name for their river was Tenonanatche which meant

river that runs through or around the mountains. The sculpture, with is sweeping arcs,

vessel position and river overlook site, honors and acknowledges

the important impact the river has had on the region.

 

PORTALS AND PASSAGES Tenonanatche is an exciting and powerful visual statement that celebrates

the areas unique history and connects its people with this place.

 

The dominant physical form of the sculpture a gateway a portal . It sets the tone for the entrance to bridge experience

and like the bridge's undulating design; the sculpture is made of strong arcing shapes, honoring the

Native American tradition of flowing with nature and having no sharp angles.

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