Bench Name: Fluidity
Designer: Maria Bostrom
Sponsors: Frankfort Regional Medical Center
Location: Frankfort Regional Medical Center
Designer's comments: I designed this bench in an attempt to create a fluid, seamless form that embraces the human body. The ideal bench should provide both shelter and comfort to whoever sits on it. Offering comfort, the form of my bench is derived from the contours of the body in a sitting position. Offering shelter, my bench has an overhang to provide protection from the sun and rain.
I used obeche plywood for the frame of the bench and baltic birch plywood for the bent surface of the bench. The bench is held together completely by glue, a few nails were used only as a method of clamping the wood while the glue was drying.
The State Journal is publishing photos of the Capital Seats public art project. The Capital Seats public art project is a combined effort of Save the Grand Theatre, Inc., and the Capital Area Art Guild, which have partnered to raise funds to renovate the Grand Theatre in downtown Frankfort into a local community arts center. The Capital Seats project also has been planned to promote the enjoyment of art in the community. On Oct. 9, Save the Grand Theatre, Inc., will reprise its highly successful "Grand Taste of Frankfort" event, at which time the benches will be auctioned to the public. Visit The State Journal Web site at www.state-journal.com and click on the Capital Benches link to see other benches in the project.