by Benjamin Mefford
WAVE! is a creation courtesy of American artist Benjamin Mefford. Benjamin is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on sculpture. The sculpture, a larger-than-life hand, will be constructed to facilitate coral growth utilizing Kansas fencepost limestone columns to create the bulk of the sculpture. These repurposed columns are relics from early settlers who split each block using rudimentary techniques. Now fallen and cast aside, the limestone blocks offer a meaningful and useful sculptural material. Aligned next to each other, narrowly separated, and mounted to stainless steel rods, these columns will form the fingers and palm of the sculpture, Wave!