Public Sculptures by Mark Gibian seen at North 5th Street Pier and Park, Brooklyn - Crescendo
Public Sculptures by Mark Gibian seen at North 5th Street Pier and Park, Brooklyn - Crescendo

Crescendo

2008 Welded stainless steel pipe sheathed with woven stainless “Niagara” mesh. Permanent installation commissioned by RD Management/ Toll Brothers for the end of their new pier on the East River, adjacent to the esplanade and residential towers. North Fifth Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Overhead structure: 16 x 26’ x 22’ Sculpture/ Bench unit below: 3’ x 15’ x 8’ Deeded with the park to NYC.

Meet the Creator

"My sculpture is multimedia: abstract, and evocative of natural forms. I construct both large public commissions and private works; fabricating the work myself in order to control the entire creative process.

Currently I am creating heavily forged sculptures utilizing small steel curvilinear trusses intertwined and knotted in endless loops, which create gestural or calligraphic organisms.

The metal and glass series started when I decided to allow the interior structure to remain visible. I melt sheets of glass over, under, and around steel structures; which I roll, bend, weld and grind. Large forms are constructed of bolted sections which fit individually in the kiln. I design the units to be placed individually or compose them in groups.

The immediacy of monoprinting contrasts with the sustained effort that the sculptures require. I love developing ideas by working on these prints, which are a major part of my two-dimensional artistic output."

Available for commission/custom work