BRIAN MCCUTCHEON  MVP  

2019

MVP is a bronze figurative sculpture of a 12 year old female basketball player, created by Ignition Arts owner Brian McCutcheon. Located in Smith Playground, it is the first freestanding sculpture depicting an African American girl in the City of Philadelphia. The figure's pose is symbolic of a decisive moment, representing the moment of transformation for the course of a game, but also of a person's life as they move from adolescence to adulthood. The sculpture is dedicated to Philadelphia basketball legend and tennis player Ora Washington, who was a trailblazer for African American women's athletics. See more on Brian McCutcheon's website.

IGNITION ARTS FABRICATION SCOPE

Project management, design development, clay modeling, mold making, bronze casting, chasing, and patination

MATERIALS & DIMENSIONS

Bronze

5 ft x 3 ft x 2 ft

LOCATION & CLIENT

Smith Playground, Philadelphia, PA

The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy

FABRICATION PARTNERS

Sincerus Bronze, Inc.

PHOTO CREDIT

Jamie Alvarez

 
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317-363-0440

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