David Griggs has lived and worked in Colorado for over 35 years. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts. Griggs has worked in many capacities in the arts, including gallery manager, museum preparator, and studio artist. For the last 25 years he has been self-employed as a Public Artist, designing and building work for percent-for-art, public art, and private commissions.
Griggs has created over 50 commissioned works of art in the United States and Canada. These have including projects for several cities, states, corporations and individuals. Recent commissions include projects for Albuquerque, Anchorage, Boulder, Chicago, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Hope, Jacksonville, Madison, Santa Fe, Toronto, and Washington.
Foucault Pendulum – Miami University
One year after the physics department moved to Kreger Hall, the building was completed with the installation of the new Foucault Pendulum. As part of the “Ohio Percent for Art” program, Miami University commissioned artist David Griggs to create the pendulum. Griggs masterfully intertwined physics, astronomy, Oxford, and Miami University into his overall design. For the full story and video, see Miami News. Creative Edge waterjet stonework visible at the base of the pendulum installation.
Client: Miami University
Location: Kreger Hall, Miami University – Oxford, OH
Artist’s Personal Website: artsoup.com