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Bill Starke Sculptural Installation in OrlandoJuxtapoz // Thursday, 18 Aug 2011
This could be the best art installation ever placed upon a parking structure/NBA arena in the history of public art, parking structures, and NBA arenas. Bill Starke created this site-specific piece, Our Journey, depicting the values of cooperation, decision-making, and achievement. And did we mention it sits on the side of an NBA arena?
From a distance, it looks quite impressive. Starke's piece sits on the Amway Center in Orlando, home of the Dwight Howard and locked out NBA team, the Orlando Magic. As DesignBoom notes, "eight life-size figures was cast in aluminum using lost-wax casting, and the series of ladders, also composed of aluminum, are painted in a range of colours of high solids polyurethane paint."