CRYSTAL WAGNER'S LITHOTROPH GROWS IN DOWNTOWN FORT SMITH
Site Specific art:
Client: 64.6 Downtown
Location: Downtown Fort Smith, AR
Artist: Crystal Wagner
Service: Curation, development, production, Cultural Placemaking.
Lithotroph is the most ambitious public sculpture installation yet by Pennsylvania based contemporary artist Crystal Wagner.
Her colossal piece is wrapped around the remaining facade of the historical landmark Reynolds Davis building, bringing a jolt of wonder to the Old West urban landscape of Downtown Fort Smith. Interested in the dialog between architecture and natural forms, Wagner's Lithotroph is an pseudo-organism born of the modern world with the biological utility of an organic growth.
The process required the daily help of dozens of volunteers, including the enthusiastic staff of the most prestigious art institution in the region, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (situated at one hour from Fort Smith, in Bentonville). The monumental and collaborative process catalyzed a vibrant conversation throughout the community.
Visitors: Urban Footprint of Downtown Fort Smith, AR.
Artworks created: 1