Crystals

Submitted by Kana Tanaka

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Client: City of Hayward

Location: Hayward's 21st Century Public Library, CA, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $82,500

Project Team

Artist

Kana Tanaka

Kana Tanaka Art, Inc.

Art Consultant

Beth Jones

Beth Jones Art Consultant

Architect

Scott Salge

Noll & Tam Architects

Overview

Inspired by the concept of Net Zero energy building design and the heritage trees in the plaza, the new suspended sculpture holds 1,000 glass crystals, catching ambient light in the 60 feet atrium space in Hayward Public Library. The detail of the sculpture embraces the historical aspect of the Hayward—Salt industry from the 1850s to 1980s. The fact that salt was harvested using the sun—or solar energy and the “Archimedes screw pump” which used “wind” as an energy source. This is reflected by using the “salt crystals” to utilize in the new suspended sculpture.