Beacon - CODAworx

Client: Museum of Art and History

Location: Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $130,000

Project Team

Industry Resource

Mark Sabatino

Gizmo Art Production Inc.


Tim Phillips,


Public Art Agent

Crystal Birns

Arts Council Santa Cruz County


The transformation of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History began with cladding the 40 foot high facade of the museum with custom formed mirrored stainless steel panels which formed the backdrop for the installation of the sculpture “Beacon” designed by Tim Phillips of Gyroscope. The work included design, engineering, sub-subcontracting scaffolding, gutter replacement and paintwork to prepare for the 88 custom mirrored panels and the suspended sculpture. The fabrication and installation was done by Gizmo Art Production.


The space is now used for gatherings, music, events, outdoor meals and a place where people from Santa Cruz come together. This was the goal of the sculpture to bring people together.