Artifacts

Submitted by Susan Gott

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Client: Hillbourough Regional Transit Authority

Location: Tampa, FL, United States

Completion date: 2000

Artwork budget: $40,000

Project Team

Artist

Susan Gott

Gott Glass

Client

Hillsbourough Regional Transit Authority

Hillsbourough Regional Transit Authority

Overview

“Artifacts” 104 Sand cast glass tiles , imagery of “Artifacts” reflect aspects of the Tampa community. The tiles were guilted with 23K gold leaf backed tiles incorporated as a decorative accent on the 52 columns of the building. Project completed for HARTline, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit, University Area Transit Center, Tampa, Florida.

Goals

I was asked to connect with various community groups and areas of Tampa which are served by the HARTline buses. I collected items, iconography and artifacts from all over town which link the community.

Process

Neighborhood and community groups were invited to the studio to be involved in the casting process. We cast over 100 glass tiles with images of the history and neighborhoods of Tampa. These were later backed with 23 K gold leaf and attached to the 52 columns through the bus stop.