Emergence is part of a series of temporary sculptures sited on a parcel of land where a new international performing arts center will be built. Historically one of the uses of the parcel was as a natural gas mixing station. The material for Emergence is re-purposed polyethylene gas pipe. Emergence represents the burgeoning of growth expected on the future site of the Constellation Center. The forms, with their turning and winding shapes, are much like that of a dancer in motion or a plant seeking the sun for nourishment. The polyethylene tube sections have been hand cut, welded together, and carved to form long, vine-like sculptures that punctuate the site. It was my intention to bring to life what lies below the surface, the potential and excitement of a growing idea.