Client: ArchCo Motif Apartments
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Completion date: 2020
Artwork budget: $69,432
co-design and fabrication
Senior Partner and Project Manager
ArchCo Residential LLC
60’ long by 6’ tall Art Fence made of 3/8” CNC plasma-cut aluminum depicting a surreal, narrative landscape of woods and ocean, dogs and birds.
This artwork needed to be a functioning fence for a dog park at the newly developed Motif Apartments. The architectural style of the building was inspired by the line-work of the 20's and 30's, so I took inspiration from European folktale illustration of the same time period. The development is in an arts district, so a contemporary feel was also a must.
I began design work by hand drawing each of the panels. Viewed together, they form a continuous, narrative image. I then digitized the designs and refined them, then made a laser-cut model. According to code/regulation, all "holes" in the design had to be under 4", so this also influenced the design. After approval from he engineers, owners and architects, we CNC-cut the panels, and mounted them on aluminum fence-posts.