The Jessie Ball duPont Center is a nonprofit complex in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. The building served as the main branch of the Jacksonville Public Library system from 1965 until 2005, when it was replaced by the current facility. The library was named for W. Haydon Burns, who served as Mayor of Jacksonville for fifteen years and also served two years as Governor of Florida.
This sculpture is in honor of Sherry Magill, recently retired president, who served the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund from 1993-2018. The concept for the sculpture is “looking back, looking forward.”
Progression is an aesthetic and conceptual response to the Jessie Ball duPont architecture (located in downtown Jacksonville), exploring the reinterpretation of mid-century design elements in a contemporary context.
The sculpture is created from starting on either end with mid-century design elements. Then, the form digitally progresses towards a center that projects forward and breaks the confines of the space. The new form is both traditional and contemporary.
The project is in powder coated aluminum and complements the bright colors of the tiles on the building.