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'Deep Thought: At the intersection of Art and Math' Installed in Northwood Hills Neighborhood
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (August 2, 2018) --- The City of West Palm Beach’s Art in Public Places (AiPP) program is pleased to announce a new addition to the City’s public art collection: Deep Thought by Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu of COZO. 

The permanent public artwork was recently installed at West Palm Beach’s Sullivan Park, located at Windsor Avenue and 30th Court. Deep Thought is a 15 ft. x 14 ft. triambic icosahedron, a complex, 3D shape composed of 60-sided filigree triangle panels. Weighing in at 2,300 lbs., the steel installation is painted a rich gold color and features LED lighting inside. The work consists of definitive angles that are softened by delicate, repetitive lace-like patterns, which allow light from inside the sculpture and the sun to create subtle patterns on the ground.

The artists will be leading a Public Participation and Community Activation Workshop on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 10am. At the workshop and while supplies last, there will be origami, geometric paper-folding and a ‘build your own sculpture’ event to introduce the ideas behind the intersection of art and math. The workshop is part of the Northwood Hills Neighborhood Association’s annual picnic.  Parking is limited to the streets. 

Artists Yelena Filipchuk and Serge Beaulieu of COZO state that their passion stems from one core idea: to celebrate the inherent beauty of geometric forms and patterns while inspiring wonder and curiosity.  Their ongoing investigation into the intersection between math, science, technology, geometry, material, and light is evident in this artwork.  

The sculpture was funded by AiPP and adds to the City’s collection of more than 30 works of public art.
“Art in public places contributes to our city’s creative life by enhancing public spaces with unique public artworks that celebrate the vitality of our community,” said City of West Palm Beach AiPP Coordinator Sybille Welter. “We are excited to have this installation in Sullivan Park for the neighborhood and all West Palm Beach residents and park visitors to enjoy.”

Come celebrate the community, the new sculpture and investigate the intersection of art and math. Learn more about the sculpture at www.matharteducation.org. To learn more about AiPP, please visit: http://wpb.org/Departments/Parks-Recreation/Art-in-Public-Places. For further information, please email Sybille Welter at scwelter@wpb.org.

About COZO
Serge Beaulieu and Yelena Filipchuck are the artist collective that make up COZO. Yelena Filipchuk thrives in the creative process, creating thought provoking artwork that investigates patterns and forms to educate and inspire herself and others. Yelena currently lives in San Francisco developing her craft and growing her practice as an artist, entrepreneur, and educator.  Serge Beaulieu studied as an Industrial Designer and is now creating technically large-scale artwork. Constantly investigating innovation, materials, and processes, Serge resides in the Bay Area exploring the wonders of geometry.
 
About the Art in Public Places (AiPP) Program
The mission of the City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places (AiPP) Program is to foster public artworks that inspire creativity, promote city pride, engage local artist, attract and entertain tourists, and reflect the City’s diverse culture and communities.
Artists Serge Beaulieu and Yelena Filipchuk of COZO with West Palm Beach children at the installation of ‘Deep Thought’ at Sullivan Park