WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -The City of West Palm Beach’s Art in Public Places (AiPP) program has a new addition to the City’s public art collection: ‘Deep Thought’ by artists Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu of COZO.
The permanent public artwork was recently installed at West Palm Beach’s Sullivan Park, located at Windsor Avenue and 30th Court. Deep Thought is a 15 ft. x 14 ft.
triambic icosahedron, a complex, 3D shape composed of 60-sided filigree triangle panels. Weighing in at 2,300 lbs., the steel installation is painted a rich gold color and features LED lighting inside. The work consists of definitive angles that are softened by delicate, repetitive lace-like patterns, which allow light from inside the sculpture and the sun to create subtle patterns on the ground.
The artists said their passion stems from celebrating the inherent beauty of geometric forms and patterns while inspiring wonder and curiosity. Their ongoing investigation into the intersection between math, science, technology, geometry, material, and light is evident in this artwork.
“Art in public places contributes to our city’s creative life by enhancing public spaces with unique public artworks that celebrate the vitality of our community,” said City of West Palm Beach AiPP Coordinator Sybille Welter. “We are excited to have this installation in Sullivan Park for the neighborhood and all West Palm Beach residents and park visitors to enjoy.”
The sculpture was funded by AiPP and adds to the City’s collection of more than 30 works of public art.
To learn more about AiPP, visit: http://wpb.org/Departments/Parks-Recreation/Art-in-Public-Places.