Untitled – Sculpture Series for Sand Box
Edward Brownlee (1929-2013)
Mall Level 2, Diamond Head Wing near Macy’s
Wrought from bronze and steel, this piece was originally designed not for visual effect but for tactical purpose and was placed in a sandbox meant for exploration. It was intended to be appreciated not just with the eyes, but felt as well.
About the Artist:
Brownlee is known for his modernist architectural creations. He joined the Army after three years of high school and was stationed overseas in occupied Japan working as a topographer. Brownlee received his formal education at Oregon State University and at the California College of Arts and Crafts. In 1954, he became the first recipient of a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Hawaii. The Hawaii chapter of the American Institute of Architects recognized Brownlee with a special award for “outstanding contributions of art to architecture.”