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Uplift

Artist:

Mia Pearlman

Location:

 

Location

157 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA
United States
42° 20' 55.176" N, 71° 4' 18.4404" W

Neighborhood:

Back Bay

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

2013

Medium:

Stainless steel

Collection:

Funders:

Description:

Located in front of Lifberty Mutual's new headquarters, Uplift swirls skywards from the sidewalk. Its flame-like forms curve and stretch, reaching towards the second section of the sculpture, which hangs inside the building behind a curtain of glass. Walking inside, visitors are greeted by steel streamers frozen in an elegant dance, circulating and condensing overhead like so many shining paper clouds. The legerity and delicacy of this piece echos Pearlman's equisite paper sculptures. Uplift is the artist's first large scale work in metal.

This exciting new work infuses the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Berkeley Street with light and movement, visually linking Liberty Mutual and local communities together. Uplift acts as a metaphorical bridge between the new Liberty Mutual Headquarters Building and the surrounding streetscape, stretching from the exterior sidewalk to the atrium of the headquarters. 

See photos of the fabrication and installation process here.
Learn more about Mia Pearlman's work on her website: http://miapearlman.com/

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