Boston-area artist Doug Kornfeld has been busily designing and submitting public art proposals for years with success, and with greater frequency seeing them coming to fruition here in the Greater Boston area. Many of his works have narrative qualities to them, and he is known for incorporating the international icons for man and woman into many of his projects.
He’s designed metal outdoor sculptures for sites that include a dynamic entryway for Indiana State University’s student recreation center; a dramatic and sprawling grounds scene for the Judicial Building of St. Petersburg, Florida; and a “tree of life” for the Clinton Avenue School of New Haven, Connecticut. For his hometown of Denver, Colorado, he created a striking indoor wall feature at the Civic Center Bus Station, and an outdoor sculpture for City Park.
In May of 2009, his bright red contemporary male icon “Ozmandias” was installed on the grounds of the DeCordova Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and in the fall of that year Doug had the truly distinctive honor of having the piece featured in a Zippy comic strip. It doesn’t get much better than that.
But wait – there’s more! On Tremont Street in Boston’s South End, Doug’s designs have found their way into the men’s and women’s restrooms at the Boston Center for the Arts, and even more recently, they’ve popped up on the grounds of Mozart Park in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood as the skyward-bound “Reach,” an apt metaphor for Doug’s rising star on the public art landscape. Doug knows how to blend mindscape with landscape, whether indoors or out.
To see a more comprehensive portfolio of Doug Kornfeld’s public art installations, museum and gallery exhibitions, and a section on his virtual art (sculpture designed for the Web) visit his website at http://www.awaka-inc.com. There, Doug explains and shows what’s involved in the fabrication and installation processes of some of the works. You’ll get to see the more intricate details of these pieces.
Or better yet, visit them in person! How about a Doug Kornfeld public art daytrip?