CONVERSATION

Submitted by Barbara Grygutis

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Client: City of Dublin, California

Location: Dublin, CA, United States

Completion date: 2020

Project Team

Artist

Barbara Grygutis

Barbara Grygutis Sculpture LLC

Client

City of Dublin, California

City of Dublin Dublin, California

Fabricator

Industrial Stainless International

Industrial Stainless International, El Paso, Texas

Overview

Located at the entrance of the new Imagine Playground in Dublin, California, this sculptural environment emphasizes our uniquely human ability to transcend difference and find common ground through conversation. The artwork for the region’s first all abilities playground is comprised of two monumental silhouetted human heads symbolic of our humanity— both our differences and similarities. The sculptures are intentionally absent of gender and race. The artwork also includes words chosen by the community laser cut in metal and embedded in the surrounding plaza.

Goals

The goal of this project was to create an ADA compliant artwork which would be welcoming to people of all ages and backgrounds and which would endure intense public contact in the the playground setting.

Process

The monumental artwork for "Conversation" was accomplished by working closely with the Imagine Playground all abilities design team and fabricator Industrial Stainless International, El Paso, Texas.