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John Christensen

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Work 500 West Saint Elmo Road 500 W SAINT ELMO RD County: TX
AUSTIN TX 78745 United States
Work Phone: 5124623342 Website:

Artist Statement

John Christensen  – Statement

For three decades I have designed for public, private and theatrical arenas – completing 20 large scale public and private commissions and making environments for 30 productions of modern dance presented worldwide.  I bring to these tasks experience with a broad range of materials and processes, and I seek design solutions that are poetic, integrative and surprising.  I have considerable experience working with other design professionals, engineers, subcontractors, communities and administrators.

I often take cues from a site.  Airport sculptures abstract wind-blown seeds.  An Albuquerque installation recalls the region’s theatre of clouds and land-forms.  A five-part installation in a nature park magnifies microfauna to expand a theme of habitat creation.  These installations sensibly integrate with their physical and cultural contexts.  Grand and intimate aspects provide iconic presence and reward close encounter.  My intent is disruptive and optimistic – that we may effectively re-imagine personal and communal ambitions.    

Conversations with stakeholders sometimes guide the creation of integrated works that invigorate shared purpose, reinforce stakeholders’ missions, and engage a broad audience.


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