Commissioned by the City of Philadelphia for a new recreation center in Mount Airy, these twin spiral sculptures and their complementary murals are located at both entranceways of Dorothy Emmanuel Recreation Center.
They are mobiles that freely rotate, as breezes enter into the building.
Moved by air currents, they reflect the freedom and activity of youth and the site.
The intended audience is children, and it was designed with them in mind. Free-spirited and footloose. Bubbly, with an African art influence.
Lighthearted. Like a cartoon - with bold black outlines - the flower theme animates the space. Perfect for fun afterschool activities.
The two spiral sculptures are not identical, but they are related. Like siblings. They fill the voids in the two beautiful light boxes with an easy informality.