GREENVILLE, S.C. — Internationally renowned artist Yuri Tsuzuki has just installed her latest sculpture, and it’s inside Wyche in downtown Greenville.
“Invisible Cities” transforms a two-story spiral staircase into what Tsuzuki describes as a “new sense of space and place through perceptual experience.”
Wyche commissioned the art to honor the centennial of the Greenville-based law firm.
Marshall Winn is a member of the prestigious firm. He says the sculpture “brilliantly puts together our commitment to this city our commitment to this community and this state.”
He continues, “we are well-known for our commitment to the out-of-doors and conservation of many of the beautiful lands like the Blue Ridge Escarpment. Many people know the link between Wyche and the redevelopment of Greenville beginning in the 1970s to this day.”
Wyche is also committed to art, and commissioning a piece from Yuri Tsuzuki was the perfect way to celebrate the firm’s 100 years of service to the community.
Tsuzuki felt the same way about Wyche saying, “It was an honor for me to create the sculpture for Wyche. I feel as if Wyche is a part of my family. Tommy Wyche was a great mentor and a great friend.”
She’s also quite pleased with the laser-cut aluminum sculpture.
It’s composed of abstracted architectural shapes, which Tsuzuki says “are inspired by our ever-changing urban landscape while telling the story of how integral Tommy and the Wyche firm have been in building Greenville and continue to do so.”
The pieces are hung with aircraft cable giving “Invisible Cities” gentle movement, which allows changes in the way the light reflects from each of the pieces.
The shapes can be interpreted as windows or buildings or city blocks.
But Yuri Tsuzuki says the joy of the art is that now interpretation is in the mind and heart of each individual person as they experience the art in a personal way.