Archaeology - CODAworx


Client: Anonymous Developer

Location: Dublin, CA, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $750,000

Project Team


Eric Powell

Eric Powell Arts

Public Art Agent

Tegan McLane

City of Dublin


Archaeology is inspired by historical objects that were found on the Wallis Ranch site prior to the development of the land. These include a hook, a pulley, a horseshoe and a gear. The sculptures remind us of the rich agrarian past that existed there a century ago.


The goal of the artwork is to celebrate and signify the rich agrarian history of the property by featuring sculptures that are inspired literally by historic objects that were dug out of the ground before any development occurred. Revealing the history that would otherwise have been concealed to the community enriches the experience of living at Wallis Ranch. The result is a modern and timeless monument.


In the process of collaborating with the developer, the city, and community members, a dynamic dialogue took place that unfolded over a few months. All parties involved were very happy with the resulting artwork.