Buoyant Force is a 50-foot steel sculpture by Sue Wrbican inspired by the paintings of American Surrealist Kay Sage (b. 1898, Albany, New York; d. 1963, Woodbury, Connecticut). Sage is recognized for her paintings of scaffolded structures and furled fabric in desolate landscapes. Tephra ICA organized the first comprehensive exhibition of Wrbican’s work, entitled Well Past the Echo, in Fall 2017. The exhibition featured photography, maquettes of Sage-inspired structures, and a site-specific installation. It was featured in The Washington Post and East City Art. Based on the success of the exhibition, Tephra ICA commissioned Wrbican to realize one of her structures at full-size in Reston Town Square Park.
We are pleased to present an open call opportunity for artwork and “predictions” to be disseminated through the Buoyant Oracle QR code storytelling system. More information can be found below under Buoyant Oracle or on the application.