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THE SALVATION ARMY COMMUNITY CENTER in BINGHAMTON
Sculpture Explorations
The Mark for the Community Center at Binghamton
This "Mark" is the graphic developed by the  2016 design class at Syracuse University to be used in the Binghammton Salvation Army Community Center's identiy and communications.  This is the basis of further sculpture design studies.

Upper Level  Preliminary Plan

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The proposed Community Center Upper Level Architectural Plan
State Street Elevation

Community As Familly
The Mark - vertical

            
If you compare the "Mark" with the sculpture on the left and assume that they both represent "Community", you need to have a good story so that people can get meaning of the symbol.



The design students created a video to help explain their design intent - this video helps to tell that story of folks coming together ...
Coming Together 1
Coming Together 2
Coming Together 3
Coming Together 4
The sequence from the student's video illustrates the coming together of community members into the
various programs of the Community Center as represented by the larger triangles. 

To start the conversation about the various ways that a triangular motif might translate into a sculpture the works of
several other sculptors were presented - followed by some design ideas of my own.
Charles Ginnever sculpture - crab Arthur Silverman - Kaleidoscope Lygia Clark's Neoconcretos
                        Charles Ginnever's Crab, Arthur Silverman's Kaleidoscope, Lygia Clark's Neoconcretos
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Charles Ginnever's Texas Triangles Arthur Silverman's Kaleidoscope
Alexander Calder's Ploygons On Triangles
  Charles Ginnever's Texas Triangles,  Arthur Silverman's Kaleidoscope, Alexander Calder's Polygons on Triangles

Study for Triangulated Cubes
Design study for Triangulated Cubes (Peter W. Michel)
Triangulated Cube study
Design study for Triangulated Cubes (Peter W. Michel)
The tubular structure represents the Community Center, the triangles represent the programs and services within the Center and the subdivisions of the triangles represent the people in the community that are a part of the programs.
Studies of different ways of representing the people within each program:  (1) a grid on the surface of the triangle
(2) elements cut out of the triangle  (3) photographs of people on the surface of the triangles. ...

Surface Pattern 01 Triangle with surface pattern 02Triangle with cut outs Photo on a triangle
Surface grid patterns 
Cut outs People photos

Mark Sculpture 01c Mark Sculpture 01c Mark Sculpture 01c
Variation on the "Mark" (3 views)  click images to see more
Triangle Totem 03
Triangle Totem 03
Triangle Totem 03

Triangle Totem 03 - Pattern
                   Triangle Totem 03 Study (3 views)   click images to see more                  Pattern before folding
Triangle Totem 01a
Triangle Totem 01b
Triangle Totem 01c
Triangle Totem 01d
Triangle Totem Pattern before folding
                                           Triangle Totem 02 Study (4 views)                                                      Pattern before folding
Triangle Totem 01A
Triangle Totem 01B
Triangle Totem 01C

Triangle Totem Pattern before folding
                           Triangle Totem 01 Study (3 views)                                            Pattern before folding
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Triangle Totem in Color
Triangle Totem 03
Mark Sculpture


   Triangle Totem 01 Color Study   Triangle Totem 03 Color Study Mark Sculpture Elevation Color Study


    




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 1997/2016 by Peter W. Michel                Posted  4-08-16   updated  09-12-16
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 Peter W. Michel, sculptor  185 Brookside Lane Fayetteville, NY 13066  315-632-4780 peter@petermichel.com