Life of the Spheres
Metro Work Center, Minneapolis, MN
Artist Collaboration with Jessica Bergman-Tank
The Metro Work Center community, an adult day program for people with (dis) abilities, participated in a cast metal sculpture residency that culminated in the creation of a collaborative sculpture to be exhibited at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, where the center is located.
The residency involved sculpting in clay, a metal pour demonstration and the application of surface treatments. The Metro Work Center community and learners from Bright Prospects Preschool, also housed in the church, celebrated the sculpture unveiling with a “make and take” public cast metal event. Participants created their own small cast aluminum sphere for a necklace, keychain or zipper pull.
Life of the Spheres represents the individual talents, group strength and harmony of life that is shared and celebrated amongst the Metro Work Center community. This sculpture invites you to explore and discover their stellar world and treasure hunt for objects on the inside of the sphere – what can you find?
Thank you: Metro Work Center artist-learners and staff, Metro Regional Arts Council and Max Cora.