Julio Sims brings a unique voice to public art through his ability to combine site-specific elements (architectural, historical, cultural) and add a surprising, often humorous twist where viewers slowly reveal meaning through their physical exploration. This approach mirrors his belief that the sublime, revelatory and divine are often in plain view, yet commonly overlooked. Sims is skilled in utilizing digital and traditional techniques to create artworks ranging from repeating decorative ceramic tile, free-standing metal sculpture, large-scale wall graphics, and hand-painted exterior murals. Sims’ passion for social justice and community are the primary reasons for his involvement in the public realm.
Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.