New Work | 2007-2008 | Franklin Commons | The Beauty of Random | Essence | Character/Social Commentary | Figurative | Time
Franklin Commons
In early 2008 Douglas Mott and fellow metal artist Maryann Worrell were asked to create sculpture for the Franklin Commons Educational Campus in Phoenixville PA. As part of the "green" renovation, Marian and David Moskowitz asked the artists to use industrial scrap material left from the demolition process. The artists' focus for the project was to show the link between the manufacturing past of the site and its connection to the community, with Franklin Common's new direction of education. The theme of the artwork is 'industry through people equals energy.' At the Western end of the garden, a sculpture represents production and the industrial process. In the center the figures show the human connection that is the common and driving element in this equation. The final sculpture on the Eastern end represents energy and the spirit of revitalization.

After completing the campus walk sculptures, the Moskowitzs asked Maryann and Doug to make artowrk for the main public entrance, an enclosed courtyard, and the cafe. The wall piece that hangs in the cafe is a tribute to Marian and David and all the contractors who helped to make the Franklin Commons project a success. The hands are actual casts with a common thread that extends from the Moskowitzs to all the people involved.