Spire by Alois Kronschlaeger

Way back in January, I described my week with Alois Kronschlaeger, installing Allotropisms at Cristin Tierney and now I would like to share his latest project, Spire.

In April, Alois was asked by his friend Paul Amenta, founder of the nonprofit arts organization SiTE:LAB, to do an installation in an abandoned building in downtown Grand Rapids for ArtPrize 2011. Of course, Alois jumped on the opportunity which has enabled him to create his largest work to-date.

Alois’ idea was to create a giant installation that connected the entire building by assembling his biomorphic sculpture in the elevator shaft starting in the basement and extending through the roof. Once this idea sprouted, he built a scale model, gave a lecture at SVA, wrote a blog, starred in a documentary, broke through the roof, constructed Spire and then made the front page of the Grand Rapids Press.

Now all he has to do is win.

spire laneAll in all, I am so proud of Alois for accomplishing this amazing feat.

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