Medium: Stainless Steel
Location: 2nd Ave and Washington St, Downtown Hillsboro
Exhibition: Fall 2016 – Fall 2018
Litman’s work often includes an acoustic or kinetic element, which is also the case for Dynamic Orbits. The piece is based on the concept of contemporary science; intriguing elements of the Universe such as dark matter, cosmic dust, black holes and super novae. Dynamic Orbits is an artistic interpretation of the continuous energy movements and convergences in the Universe which influence our life on Earth on daily basis. The height is adjustable from 12’ to 16’, and is 10’ across the top.
The call to artists for this temporary installation in the summer of 2016 received 30 submissions from 14 artists. Litman’s work was chosen by committee because of its color, the appeal to engage a younger audience in the downtown area, and its unique element of being able to move.
Adrian Litman is a sculptor who was trained in Bucharest, Romania, and immigrated to the United States in 1980. After working for many years as a graphic designer and Art Director in Silicon Valley, he retired in 2003 and has since been producing public artwork geared for places that have high traffic areas such as libraries, large offices and public buildings.
As an artist, Litman finds inspiration and fuel for creative expression by contemplating the “big sky above”. His inspiration is enhanced by concepts introduced by contemporary science, like the hidden, intriguing elements of the Universe such as dark matter, cosmic dust, black holes and super novae.
Through his artwork, he seeks to translate the dynamics and mysteries of the universe into color and shapes designed not only to entertain and inspire the viewer, but to convey the message that the future of the human race may not lie here on earth but in the skies above.
Artist Website: www.adriandesign.us
Lower two photos by Rick Paulson. Check out more photos of Hillsboro's Public Art Collection in our Flickr Gallery.