Porch Swings and Fireflies

MOBERG + REYNOLDS DESIGN TEAM
Porch Swings and Fireflies, Wood including 100-year-old reclaimed barn timber, LED lights in mason jars, steel chain, 2017

"If you have ever driven fast by a field of fireflies, and noticed the light streaking like sparklers being waved and twirled, and seen firsthand the stunning illumination and its traces, you know this creates a scene like no other. Only certain geographical areas and climates know these wonders. US Midwest-raised persons know these. Bondurant residents know them well. . . .

"This series of nine porch swings surrounded by plants and trees is sited with the new town entrance sign. Bondurant, a once-small farming community is now a fast-growing town just on the northeast edge of the city of Des Moines. This specific location was chosen for its proximity to the Gay Lea Wilson Trail and the highway, where bicyclists, commuters, pedestrians, travelers and residents will all move past the site, offering a communal, visual, and sensory memory experience."

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