These three pieces for the data processing arm of Washington State government were all backlit and within proximity of one another.
Secret Garden, on the main level, is a bug's-eye view of one's lawn.
Stellar Wind, immediately above Secret Garden on the mezzanine level, relates to the interconnectedness of cyberspace and gives the impression of a Star Wars shoot-out.
For Laurel, down the hallway, recalls fresh cut flowers and the mood of Springtime.
The workers wanted something colourful, handmade, and not “tech” looking, to provide respite from the digital world they inhabited within the building.
There were substantial issues relating to the seamless integration of the artwork into the walls without mullions and the back lighting.
This is my most technically complex project to date. There are three layers of blown glass on one layer of safety glass, with six layers of treatment.
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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.
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