The Harrington Prize sculpture was created as a symbol of the awardee’s work and the dynamic interrelationship between creativity, innovation and impact.
The fabrication process for this sculpture is centuries-old, using a traditional method of a lost wax casting to arrive at the bronze sculpture. The pieces were sanded, polished, and patinaed with potassium sulfite and ferric nitrate to achieve a unique surface that varies throughout the piece.
All the work was completed in the artist’s studio in Cleveland, Ohio.
Russian-born Irina Koukhanova was educated at the Moscow Institute of Art and Industrial Design, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and the University of Notre Dame. In her work she combines sculpture, printmaking and painting to achieve an integration of two-and three-dimensional space.
Ms. Koukhanova has participated in numerous exhibitions both national and international, and her work has been shown via Boxheart Gallery at the Aqua Art Miami Art Fair, at the Superfine Art Fair in New York City and Los Angeles, the Boston Sculptors Gallery and the Indianapolis Art Center, among others.
Irina Koukhanova was a Cuyahoga Creative Workforce Fellow 2016. She is Chair and Professor, Department of Art and Design at Cleveland State University.