Watch how the process of fabrication unfolds in these 5 videos. The finished 10' high DNA Totem was installed April 9th 2016 in Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem, NY. It will remain on view until Oct 1st 2016.
The DNA Totem is a 10' high DNA strand made of steel and covered with objects we no longer want or find value in.
The DNA Totem has been funded by
-The Puffin Foundation
-The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance Public Art Initiative
-Tahl Propp Equities
-Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
-People who donated $20.00 or more and/or gave me an object to embed in the sculpture.
In this video you can see closeups of the objects that were donated to the project.
This video shows how I grout and seal all the objects together to create a water tight weather resistant finished sculpture. Then I formally thank everyone with my 'Latter Dance'. :)
Suprina, along with co-host Marcus Garvey Parks Alliance had the unveiling ceremony on April 9th from 4:30-6pm. We had Kid Lucky famous Beat rhyme singer, Harlem's Paul McIntosh, Young Drip, Parabxlla, Arogbemi, Jennifer Ochiagha join us. From 6-9pm we celebrated the opening at Heath Gallery, a group show of found object artists that Suprina was also showing with. The group show is open Wednesday 6-8, Sat/Sun noon-6 until May 22nd. Suprina and MGPA will co- host "Trash talk" events on May 14th, June 11th, July 9th, Aug 13th, and Sept 10th. These performance events will touch on subjects like racism, our schools, our planet, and our human condition. Check back on this site or on MGPA art initiative site mgpalliance.org for a full schedule of events.
Interactive public sculpture inspired by the Tibetan prayer wheel.
Created for retail store.
Project: Paradise Island
Client: Vanity Fair
Project: Vanity Fair Annual Gala
Made of faux/ topiary with 40'h spirals.