Client: Community Center & Movie Theatre
Location: Orinda, CA, United States
Completion date: 2015
Artwork budget: $32,800
Public Art Agent
City of Orinda Art in Public Places Committee
City of Orinda
A series of unique pieces of eco-friendly sculptural seating were installed in public locations in the City of Orinda, California.
Orinda has an active interest in displaying public art and has numerous locations approved installations. After several members of the Public Art Committee visited the artist's studio to see the work in person The City became enthusiastic about having additional outdoor seating at specific locations where people gather, including outside the movie theatre, by the community center and at the Wilder recreation area clubhouse. After a loan period of two years The City elected to purchase three of the seven seats.
The City of Orinda Art in Public Places Committee worked with the artist to select a range of designs and colors for each location. Two of the locations feature a pair of seats at right angles to one another to create a sense of place.
These benches are a synthesis of sculpture and sustainable design. They are the greenest site furnishings available on the market. Upcycled from regionally sourced scrap tanks, which are a sustainable building material due to strict regulations limiting their service life, they contain 99% post-consumer REUSED (not recycled) content.