image

Tom Friedman's Looking Up is now permanently installed at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in St. Louis, MO. 

 

Looking Up, a 33.3-foot-tall stainless steel sculpture, is by far the most ambitious example from Friedman’s ongoing body of work involving the use of crushed aluminum foil, roasting pans, and baking tins to create figures, which, through a process of molding and lost wax casting, retain the imprint of the original materials. A charming yet magnificent piece, the quasi-human figure gazes up to the heavens, inviting others to stand at its base and do the same. This is the third sculpture in the edition of 3 (and 1 artist’s proof); the second is installed on Chicago's lakefront through September 2018; the first is permanently installed at the Laguna Gloria Campus of The Contemporary Austin, TX.