“Hello, my name is Andrew Scott and I’m an artist living and working in Savannah, Georgia. This project was kind of interesting because they were very clear about what they wanted. They wanted something that dealt with the history, or that would address the history of Dublin broadly; they wanted something that in some way reflected the community, and they also wanted something that dealt with the context of the building, that it being a community recreation center. That was like, ‘OK, how do you wrap all that up (laughs) into a nice tight $75,000 package?’ And it was challenging. The usual approach to these things is we sit down and we have a brainstorming session where we throw everything at the wall, leave all the ideas open and leave nothing on the table. We just try to get all the ideas out there, and one of the best decisions that we made during this early brainstorming was to break it up, find a way to break it up and to deal with each aspect of the request for proposal individually. So we wanted to do a piece that dealt with history. We wanted to do a piece that would engage the community in a way. And we wanted to do something that reflected the recreational activities that occurred in the building.”
To learn more about Rec Center Relief Sculptures, visit dublinarts.org/publicart.