DAVIS MCCARTY'S SPACE AGE DESIGNS

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Davis McCarty's functionally-integrated architectural sculptures have been installed and exhibited at museums, iconic buildings, and art festivals around the globe including: the Wright Museum of Art, Sears Tower, Union Station, Zhou B Art Center, Burning Man, and Symbiosis. His work is held in the Illinois State Museum public collection.

His art has been featured in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, CBS News, Business Insider, Huffington Post, The Creators Project, My Modern Met, and Bored Panda.

One of seven children, Davis McCarty grew up the Philippines and Thailand and assisted his parents founding schools in remote cities. In 2003 he returned to America to pursue fine art and graduated with a BFA from Beloit College.

CREATE A SENSE OF WONDER

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THAT CAPTIVATE GLOBAL AUDIENCES 

 
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PORTFOLIO

PULSE PORTAL

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A functional, 20-foot archway that welcomes viewers to pass through a gate of iridescent light on a journey into tomorrow. In 2017 this sculpture won Gold at the prestigious international A’Design Award Competition. It was funded through a art grant from the Black Rock City Arts Foundation and a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign. The Pulse Portal has been seen by over a quarter of a million people in person and will be on exhibition at AREA15 in Las Vegas starting in January 2020.  #PulsePortal

Materials: Dichroic Plexiglass, Steel
Year Completed: 2016
Dimensions: 20’x 20’x 4’

 

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EMERGENCE

Winner of the Art in Architecture’s 1% for Art Commission at Spoon River College.

Emergence, a permanent interior sculpture integrated into the architecture, that stands as a monument to the hope, potential, and ability of the college’s student body.

Materials:
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& Electroplated Brass
Year Completed: 2017
Dimensions: 25’x 15’x 2’
Peoria, IL

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QUANTUM ME

Quantum Me Class Photo by Davis McCarty.

Quantum Me is a 16’ stainless steel and dichroic plexiglass sculpture that seeks to bring a sense of joy and discovery to viewers. Alderman Matt O’Shea, the Beverly Arts Alliance and I worked with the community before ultimately deciding to place the sculpture at the 99th Street Metra station.

 

The sculpture is dedicated to my wonderful mother who did a fabulous job of creating a safe home and family for me. The sculpture uses dichroic plexiglass which was developed by NASA in the late 70’s to protect astronauts from radiation. This unique material changes colors like a dragon fly’s wings as you pass by. Seeing this phenomenon for the first time often brings a smile to the viewers face and a little more joy into our world.
 

Materials: Dichroic Plexiglass, Stainless Steel
Year Completed: 2017
Dimensions: 18’x 6’x 6’  
99TH Street Metra Station Beverly, IL


 

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COLORS OF LIGHT

Innovative use of color changing dichroic plexiglass brings new life and pizzazz to the staircase passage of this historic mansion.

Shadows of iridescent light move along the inside and outside walls
in synchronicity with the suns
daily movement..

Materials:
Dichroic Plexiglass & Brass
Year Completed: 2017
Dimensions: 8’x 4’x 1’
Los Angeles, USA

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Custom Dichroic Plexiglass Window Creates Shadows of Iridescent Light that Move Along the Inside and Outside Walls in Synchronicity with the Sun's Daily Movement

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Custom Dichroic Plexiglass Window Creates Shadows of Iridescent Light that Move Along the Inside and Outside Walls in Synchronicity with the Sun's Daily Movement

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Custom Dichroic Plexiglass Window Creates Shadows of Iridescent Light that Move Along the Inside and Outside Walls in Synchronicity with the Sun's Daily Movement

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Custom Dichroic Plexiglass Window Creates Shadows of Iridescent Light that Move Along the Inside and Outside Walls in Synchronicity with the Sun's Daily Movement

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Custom Dichroic Plexiglass Window Creates Shadows of Iridescent Light that Move Along the Inside and Outside Walls in Synchronicity with the Sun's Daily Movement

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Custom Dichroic Plexiglass Window Creates Shadows of Iridescent Light that Move Along the Inside and Outside Walls in Synchronicity with the Sun's Daily Movement

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