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“Grasslands”

at Plaza 183

Updated January 24, 2017

Grasslands

 

“Grasslands” by Kon Dimopoulos is a kinetic sculpture featuring individual blades of grass that sway with the wind. Each blade measures 8 to 10 feet high and there are three sections installed in the landscape that are 2 feet square each. Slim rods of polyurethane resin are reinforced with strong, durable and supple glass fibers.

“Grasslands” is one of four art pieces installed at Plaza 183 that were inspired by the native landscape and abstract and literal interpretations of California native flora. The overall motif leverages vibrant colors to complement the warm and natural hues of the architecture.

Dimopoulos’ art addresses globally relevant questions related to ecology and the human condition. His sculptures can be found in public galleries, museums and outdoor sites throughout North America, Australia and New Zealand. Paintings, drawings and prints complement his collection of spatial works. Public art commissions in the United States include “Red Echo” in Palm Springs and “Red Stix” in Seattle. His “The Blue Trees” art piece was named as one of the Top 100 Activism Trends in 2012 for ideas that change the world, and he was a finalist in the Design to Improve Life competition in 2013.

 

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