A common Blessing Hancock motif that Unum has is the backlit metal text cutout face, typically composed of words, letters and sometimes sentences. Her work focuses heavily on colorful and dynamic lighting systems that highlight the curvature and complex nature of the forms she designs.
“Unum” is a large-scale public sculpture that will sit in The Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa, California. It is composed of all steel components and takes a similar shape to a Pringle chip once installed in its correct orientation. Unum is to be fabricated by welding together a series of “loops” and “ribs” to create the inner frame, followed by welding on the panel faces of text.
“Light is a connective thread that runs through her work, and she believes in light’s ability to enliven a space.” –Blessing Hancock website
For more details read this story in the Press Democrat by staff writer Will Schmitt: