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Terrence Parker presented his sculpture concept to the Portsmouth City Council after being awarded the majority of the budget on the first ever “1% for the arts” commission at the new Foundry Parking Garage in Portsmouth, NH. This sculpture refers to the long history of industrial development and innovation in the area on the south side of the North Mill Pond adjacent to the existing railroad tracks. The sculptural elements consist of 3 giant steel hammer-heads working with an oversized steel pulley wheel and railroad tracks. The history of Portsmouth’s forges and foundries that made hand-tools and the machines powering the industrial revolution is made relevant by the use of the iconic hammer, which resembles a human figure when detached from its handle. This interpretive sculpture captures the zeitgeist of the work experience of former and current circumstances.   Read More …

Foundry Garage Finalist

February 25, 2018

Terrence's conceptual design for the Foundry Garage art installation was chosen as one of five finalists/ Visit http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180212/portsmouth-parking-garage-art-project-finalists-named to learn more about the project and the design finalists. His submission can be viewed here: http://art-speak.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Proposal-D-Hammer-Concept.pdf  Read More …