Möbius Bench Now Seating Off Ft. Worth Ave.
After a month and half of prepping and planning, and logging more than 180 hours of solid work within the past three weeks, Erik Glissmann and Nicole Horn’s piece, Möbius Bench, is finally completed. The piece touched down on site off Fort Worth Avenue in an unused parking space — hard to believe but trust me there is one — on the corner of the restaurant.
Glissmann and Horn were selected by jury to create the bench for Fort Worth Avenue Development Group’s Spare Parts Art competition. The two won over the panel with the bench’s design, functionality, and use of reclaimed materials.
The team has done a little of everything from welding pipe and hammering out sheet metal to skinning the outside and fixing hundreds of reclaimed fence boards for the warping shape.
It’s shape is deceptive. From one angle, it looks compact and two-dimensional. But move around it and the wooden planks begin to unravel and stretch out, all the while keeping the consistent oval ring sweeping throughout.
Glissmann spent the morning with friends and contractors Willie and Tim Evans who helped him unload the 9 feet tall, 10 feet wide, and almost 5 feet deep loop. All that’s left is to secure the bench down with wet bags of cement and take a seat.
A TBA Monday evening “christening” will take place, complete with champagne bottle smashing, and perhaps the creators will slap on the first tag of many to come. Make your way to Chicken Scratch to check it out for yourself.