Indoor Sculpture - Mural
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
The artist duo of Emily Kennerk and Jennifer Riley, who had been working together on a series of artworks entitled Big Bright Steel, was commissioned to create an installation for the Market Street window of the Cummins Global Distribution Headquarters. The work is composed of a mural painting and brightly powder-coated steel remnants harvested from a Cummins manufacturing partner, Noblitt Fabricators of Columbus, Indiana. Instead of becoming scrap, the steel plates have been reclaimed, repurposed, and used as sculptural material by the artists in an installation that abstractly references Cummins’s global network and its commitment to sustainability, the environment, and its partners in manufacturing and distribution.
Emily Kennerk is a sculptor and installation artist based in Central Indiana. Read more about her work at http://www.emilykennerk.com/
Jennifer Riley is a painter who splits her time between Columbus, Indiana and Brooklyn, New York. Read more about her work at http://jenniferriley.net/index.html
Cummins designs, manufactures, distributes, and services diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies. Their Global Distribution Headquarters, designed by Deborah Berke Partners of Chicago, opened in 2016 after more than three years in the making. The Indianapolis facility and its commissioned artwork extend the Fortune 200 company’s long history of blending unique architectural style with the needs of employees, customers and visitors, and incorporating design excellence into the communities in which it operates.
Medium type: Paint - Steel
Date created: 2016
Dimensions: appx. 18 ft. x 45 ft. x 7 ft.