"Figure It Out"
by David Opdyke (2011)
Each of the 455 Tyvek paper airplanes has a unique drawing in graphite that represents a moment of learning or figuring something out. The airplanes hang on 20 stainless steel cables that stretch from the west to the east end of the lobby, piercing the intermediate storefront glass. The cables are attached to steel brackets integrated into the building’s architecture.
The cables are attached out of sequence in the middle zone of the text, making it impossible to read the entire text from a single vantage point.
About the Artist...
David Opdyke received his BFA in Painting and Sculpture from the University of Cincinnati in 1992. Opdyke is a satirist of American policy and creates intricate work with obsessive detail. He is a former architectural model maker. In his work, Opdyke addresses consumption, consumerism, industry, and patriotism.