Beyond the Sky of Memories
Elbra M. Wedgeworth Municipal Building
steel, plexiglass, photos
About This Piece
Beyond the Sky of Memories is 8 feet by 4 feet and is installed in the two-story atrium of the Elbra M. Wedgeworth Municipal building (Denver Motor Vehicle building) displaying five layers of steel and plexiglas cascading into the space.
With this piece Aell wanted to create a mood which describes the vividly changing energy pattern of the district. She used historical photographs, rephotographed and exposed them twice. She did the same with photographs from the present. With the photographs strung in between the frames Aell intended to create an atmosphere making the visitors feel special and also connecting the districts history and neighbors today.
“For many years one of my favorite shapes has been a leaf-like shape. This leaf-like shape refers to the intersection of two circles. Two entities are coming together and sharing a common space. They connect with each other and mingle. What they leave behind is the best of their interaction, which by itself will develop its own identity. When the shapes are grouped together, they remind me of a flock of birds or a swarm of fish. They basically depict energy flow”.