Earth Sign with Great Hall Chandeliers

Submitted by Susan Gott

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Client: City of Saint Petersburg

Location: St. Petersburg, FL, United States

Completion date: 1996

Artwork budget: $15,000

Project Team

Artist

Susan Gott

Gott Glass

Client

City of St Pete, Public Art Program

Municipal Services Center

Overview

Earth Sigh with Great Hall Chandeliers: 3 chandeliers with halogen lighting, 36″ x 36″ each, hang from the ceiling of the center. The sand cast glass panel, 72″ x 72″ (detail included) is installed above the main entrance of the facility. Project completed for the Municipal Services Center, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Goals

The cast glass panel over the main entrance measures approximately 6'x6'. It is constructed of a bas-relief sculpted form, divided into smaller tiles , each of which is pressed into a soft casting sand and hot glass is poured into to reproduce the design. Three hanging chandeliers of a similar design are suspended down the great hall entrance.

Process

The four square diamond pattern is an ancient symbol for a city. The crossing represents the cities center. Thus the Municipal Services Center is the City of Saint Petersburg's hub.