Created and Sold by James Brenner

James Brenner

Convergence

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Convergence, an icon of the Bloomington, South Loop, is a large-scale steel, glass and light sculpture in the center of the roundabout at Lindau Lane and 28th Avenue. A project realized by Sculptor James Brenner and The City of Bloomington.
This piece is inspired by three primary groups of people that make up the South Loop community: visitors, workers and residents. The sculpted glass in the artwork twinkles as the sunlight passes through it in the daytime, and the fiber optic LED lightning illuminates the form at night. The light also slowly and gradually transforms from red to yellow to blue.

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James Brenner

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"James Brenner received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and Masters of Fine Arts in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In the 20 years of his professional career as a sculptor, Brenner has served as a core artist for the Chicago Public Art Group, the director of Chicago Sculpture Works, and the director of the annual “Paradise Pour” iron pour and artist residency in Columbus, IN. Brenner’s work ranges from large-scale, interactive steel sculptures, to collaborative, public art projects, to synergistic iron casting events.
Integral to their surrounding physical and social environments, his sculptures serve as platforms for social dialogue. His work asks the viewer not only to observe, but also to engage to become a viewer/participant either in the process of the making or the way the sculpture is experienced. Brenner has participated as a visiting artist on over 20 occasions nationwide, completed over 30 public and corporate arts commissions, and his work has joined numerous public and private collections across the country and abroad."

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