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(January 1st 2012 - December 31st, 2013)

Brian Richards

Diner Culture at the Jersey Shore

Brian Richards

"Cope" Sculpture

Riverside Park South, Hudson River, New York City, New York, USA

September 16, 2012 2:10pm

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© 2012 Brian Richards, All Rights Reserved.

Cope by Damien Armondo Vera.

Statement About Cope, stainless steel, steel, cast stone, 13’ H x 13 ½’ W x 12’ D

Change is inevitable and necessary for progress and innovation. While we humans are affected greatly by the constant flux in our environment, most of the change in our lives comes from ourselves. A significant part of change is processing the new information presented and adapting to a new situation. Sometimes these events are fortuitous, other times it can be a tremendous personal, emotion, or physical loss. Gain, loss, and adaptation are the very nature of flux. I designed Cope to incorporate this idea with the feelings of solitude and reflection that I sense in the site itself. The monument’s towering pillars evoke these primal elements to create a personal, visceral experience.

Damien Vera is a technical welding instructor at the Art Students League of New York, Mr. Vera is a 2007 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was a studio assistant at RPI in welding and at Touchstone Center for Crafts’ glass and wood studios. He served as an installation technician in the first year of Model to Monument. His sculpture has been exhibited in a number of shows in New York and New Jersey.

This sculpture is part of the second year of “Model to Monument” (M2M), a collaboration with the Art Students League of New York and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

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