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For Immediate Release Contact - Jennifer Wood-Patrick

February 6, 2004

Gallery AA/B - Art Advisory/Boston

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Gallery AA/B announces: Cairn by David Phillips for PricewaterhouseCoopers



            Gallery AA/B - Art Advisory/Boston, a leading resource for high quality contemporary art, announced today the installation of a new granite, bronze and glass sculpture by David Phillips entitled Cairn. It is permanently displayed in the reception area of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston's Financial District. The piece was commissioned to commemorate five individuals from PricewaterhouseCoopers who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. A bronze wall plaque describes this further as a "marker to honor and celebrate their lives, and a guidepost to keep their memories alive…"

            The design for Phillips' sculpture evolved through many discussions and visual presentations with a small group of people from PricewaterhouseCoopers, David Phillips and Jennifer Wood-Patrick, director of Art Advisory/Boston. The sculpture features granite inlaid with bronze, one of Phillips' signature design elements. It stands tall, broad at the base and narrowing toward the top, drawing the eye upward. Resembling a carefully stacked stone support, Cairn is not overwhelming in stature, and is quite comfortable to stand close to and share space with. In this work , Phillips linked each stone in the stack with a band of cast glass, which flows through the piece. Nearing the peak of the sculpture the glass band reaches out of the granite, and stands alone at the apex. The matte glass gathers light and appears to glow from within. Carefully placed at the base of the piece is a free form bronze "stone" engraved with the names of the five people honored.

            David Phillips is a Massachusetts sculptor whose focus is creating public art that involves collaborative input and public responsibility. His interest lies in the broad arena of spatial dynamics. Although his background is solidly based in crafting stone and metal, his materials palette has grown to encompass cast glass and landscape materials such as plants, water, paving materials, and light ( both natural and otherwise). Phillips has completed sculpture projects throughout the United States and Japan. Some of these are public plazas, outdoor spaces like Porter Square Station and Quincy Square in Cambridge, MA, as well as garden spaces in Japan.

            For more information on Cairn, by David Phillips or related inquiries, please call Gallery AA/B and Art Advisory/ Boston at (617) 574 - 0022 or visit our website at

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