Blue Berg (r11i01)
Blue Berg (r11i01) evolved from a body of work based on actual scientific data of an existing iceberg drifting in the Labrador Sea. The 460-foot iceberg, # r11i01, was scanned by the Canadian Hydraulic Center using radar and sonar. Using data provided by the scientist, the artist then went on to spend more than a year working with Chicago architect Colin Franzen to create a smaller version of Cleveland Clinic’s sculpture that “floated” in a stairwell at The Art Institute of Chicago.
“What I want to represent,” the artist declares, “is how the world represents itself to us.” Blue Berg (r11i01) explores the allegorical and other symbolic aspects of natural phenomenon--the unknown below the surface, the irrepressible and evolving force of nature, a structure non-observant of political borders or boundaries, and the proverbial “tip of the iceberg.”