Public Art

Double Happiness

By Richard Taylor
Category: Sculpture


Double Happiness is eleven feet high and six feet in diameter. The sculpture has the combined inspirations of jazz music and a Chinese symbol that is used at times of great joy such as weddings. The artist Richard Taylor began working with small flat paper shapes that he combined by bending and slotting until he was satisfied with the model. Then he scaled the piece to create full size paper templates that were used to cut the aluminum forms. Taylor chose the soft green color to suggest peacefulness.

Dimensions: 11′ x 6′ x 6′
Year Completed: 2002
Material: Imron paint, aluminum
Owner: Southwestern Illinois College Foundation
Donor: Gary & Lucia Graham, Marie T. Ackermann

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