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Dream of the Infinite, part 3, 2010

Lanny Bergner
(American, born 1952)

Location: Bremerton High School, Bremerton

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

'Dream of the Infinite' is an installation created by artist Lanny Bergner for the Bremerton High School Commons. He notes, "It is my intent that 'Dream of the Infinite' be an uplifting spark for the imagination, one that inspires contemplation of infinite possibilities." He placed four suspended bronze mesh sculptures under each of the commons skylights. He used glass frit to color the sculptures. Hung from wire, the sculptures gently move with circulating air. On the curved wall of the commons, he installed a wall-relief sculpture using bronze mesh and glass-frit. The layers of mesh cause a "moiré" effect, created by shifting overlapping patterns. He created these sculptures using common industrial materials, seeking to "transform these seemingly mundane materials into otherworldly constructions and environments."

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Bremerton School District.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Anacortes-based artist Lanny Bergner creates mixed-media sculptures and installations for public spaces. Born in Anacortes, he was an apprentice to Skagit County-based sculptor Philip McCracken in 1976. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, and a Master in Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Sculpture - mixed media

Medium

Bronze mesh, brass mesh, glass frit, wire, silicone, styrofoam, and plywood

Dimensions

54 in x 11 in x 11 in

ID Number

WSAC2009.004.003

Acquisition Method

Site responsive commission

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Bremerton School District

Artwork Location

Bremerton High School
Cafeteria - suspended from skylight

WA County

Kitsap

Setting

Interior

Site Type

Public School

Address

1500 13th St.
Bremerton, WA 98337

Geo. Coordinates

47.573059 | -122.639730

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