Celestial Dawn - CODAworx

Celestial Dawn

Client: Hacienda Development Corporation

Location: Portland, OR, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $25,000

Project Team

Beth Ravitz

Ravitz Studio, LLC

Catherine Kes

Hacienda Development Corporation


The golden sunset at the top of the design, and a salmon swimming upstream at the bottom is connected by an abstract forest of green leaf foliage and spiked pine needles all associated with the Pacific Northwest. Each symbol corresponds to icons in both cultures.


This was for an affordable housing project. The composition is comprised of little houses and birds as a representation of the immigrants moving into the area.


Inspired by the Pacific Northwest for my imagery. I met with the director and staff of the Hacienda Development Corp, an affordable housing company. They requested that I add houses to my design along with birds to represent immigrants moving into the area. It was a great collaboration and made some changes and they were very pleased with the result.

Additional Information

Dimensions: 25’ x 14’ x 3" Glass tile and sculpted glazed ceramic