‘Bounce’ featured in monthly sculpture initiative

Photo courtesy of Art in Public Places Midwest Sculpture Initiative
Artist Todd Kime does some touchup work on his “Bounce” sculpture outside the Ford Commuinity & Performing Arts Center.

DEARBORN – Twelve sculptures have been placed throughout Dearborn as part of the community’s 2012-13 Art in Public Places Midwest Sculpture Initiative.

Funding for the project is provided by the Dearborn Community Fund and the East and West Dearborn downtown development authorities. A different sculpture and sculptor is highlighted each month.

“Bounce,” the featured sculpture for June, is the work of Ohio artist Todd Kime. Erected at the south entrance to the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., the whimsical, colorful piece is fabricated from yellow painted steel capped off with a bright red ball. The sculpture arches across the lawn to form angular shapes that suggest energy or motion. “Bounce” measures 12 feet by 12 feet by 12 and is priced at $8,000.

Kime received a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture from Ohio State University. In 2006 he founded Kime Design, an art studio to showcase and promote his art. He continues to study artistic welding with Jim Havens at Owens Community College and is presently curator for Sculpture in the Park at Ottawa Hills, Ohio.

Kime’s sculptures can be found in current exhibitions in Michigan and Ohio and numerous permanent installations including his piece titled “Reality T.V.” at the Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson.

In an artist statement, Kime notes that “a sense of whimsy is always prevalent in my work.”

For more information about the 2012-13 Midwest Sculpture Initiative or about “Bounce,” contact the Dearborn Community Fund office at 313-943-5478 or go to www.cdtv.pegcentral.com for an “Art in Public Places” video segment produced by CDTV.