A new outdoor sculpture by Chattanooga artist Denice Bizot, will be installed on Saturday, Aug. 25. It will be sited on the green space of Main Street’s traffic circle near the Trenton Courthouse adjacent to the Saturday morning farmer’s market.
The sculpture, Holey, Wholey, Holy, is on temporary loan for a year with funds from the city of Trenton and the Trenton Arts Council as part of the Art Scape Project. Ms. Bizot’s work is the second sculpture to be installed along Main Streets corridor. The first work installed in April by stone sculptor, Bob Dombrowski is on view at the intersection of Highway 136 and Highway 11.
The Art Scape Project’s mission is to encourage Trenton residents to walk among the sculptures, to see the work up close, not only as a drive-by gallery. Futhermore, Main Street residents are invited to partner with the Art Scape Project by volunteering space in their front yards to showcase future sculptural works. The Art Scape Project is attempting to reshape and rethink one mile of Main St. in downtown Trenton by placing 12-15 sculptural works in the near future.
Ms. Bizot is known for transforming ordinary metal found objects by tediously piercing metal with a hand-held plasma torch. Holey, Wholey, Holy, an oversized steel container measuring 52” across was sourced from Baxwin’s Recycle center in Chattanooga.
Ms. Bizot was born in New Orleans in 1958. She is best known for her work with metal shovelheads, and most recently her work is in the VW Chattanooga collection. She graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans with a BFA in sculpture. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions and collected by a wide spectrum of patrons including Catharine Zeta Jones. She lives and works in St. Elmo.