“This is David Guion; I’m the Executive Director of Dublin Arts Council and I’m here to talk about Titration as well as a particular work by Brian Russell. He is a glass artist and he also works with metals, and the piece that you’re looking at was created with cast glass and forged aluminum. I think the public art in this particular collection was really brought about by a point of discovery. We had a number of community discussions where people wanted to come upon particular pieces of art. The beauty of sculpture and public art itself is that there is a journey when you’re going, first of all, to meet the piece and it’s three-dimensional, so I think an artist encourages people to walk around the piece and to see it from multiple angles. Specifically, with Brian Russell’s piece, the light changes the sculpture continuously. So if you’re there in the morning or you’re there in the evening the light is going to change and the quality of the work will change. So I suggest that you stand by the piece, circle the piece, and watch the glass change in texture and light.”
To learn more about Ascension, visit dublinarts.org/publicart.