Percent for Art Commissions for Hillsborough County Superior Courthouse North, Manchester, NH
Completed in March 2013, each of Ingrid Pichler’s two hanging sculptures, titled We the People, are installed in the open wells of the courthouse. Each one consists of 50 suspended Plexiglas shapes in pale blues, greens, and clear tones, representing floating sheets of paper and inscribed with abstracted text from the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other legal documents. The sculptures invite viewers to consider that we govern ourselves through mutually agreed-upon principles. Blank forms convey that as communities evolve, some laws are yet to be written.
Teresa Taylor’s three tile murals, titled Textures and Impressions of the Merrimack River, were inspired by New Hampshire’s longest river. The three tile murals are installed on the second floor in the courthouse lobby. The heavily textured tiles in muted greens, blues, and earth tones represent the Merrimack River that runs through the heart of Manchester and the flora and fauna found along the river’s edge and consist of 126 stoneware tiles that were hand rolled, decorated, embossed, and glazed.
The Percent for Art Program is dedicated to aesthetically enriching our state funded buildings, enhancing the effectiveness of the services provided in state buildings through the art that is displayed there and making the arts more available to our citizens. Click here for more information on Percent for Art.
June 20, 2013