The National Sculptors' Guild is in Little Rock, Arkansas this week working on the public art placement of Kathleen Caricof's Embrace. The site-specific sculpture is being installed in a roundabout in the Chenal neighborhood.
Caricof designed “Embrace” with the proposed location and its surrounding neighborhoods in mind, the forms reinforce the importance of family and community well-being.
Two triangular shapes curve toward each other in a stylized embrace.
Fabricated from steel plate, each element also features curved fin-like shapes giving them more depth and visual interest from all angles. The steel structures are mounted to stone pedestals to elevate the placement. Lighting at night accent the entrance to the hillside community. The steel's natural finish of rusty reds, oranges and yellows represent earth and the feeling of being grounded. The inside shapes are painted with a midnight blue and yellow epoxy. The warm Yellow represents the sun, happiness and growth. The Blue is cool and reflects the heavens, water and sky. Sunlight will make the space between the elements appear to glow.