Client: San Francisco Arts Comission
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Completion date: 2021
Fabrication and Installation
One Hat One Hand
Everywhere a Color is a San Francisco International Airport installation by Leah Rosenberg, referencing the colors that people would see in San Francisco: The grays of Karl the Fog; International Orange of the Golden Gate Bridge; dark green for the dinosaur kale you’d find at a Farmer’s Market. Leah chose the colors, and we selected materials, testing acrylics, mirrors, and other surfaces.
After building a grid for the color layout, we systemized the build out of panels in readily available material in 3 common widths. From there, we planned how to prefabricate, disassemble and reassemble for the airport.
We knew installation at SFO would be complex, so we made a mockup of the airport wall in our studio to simulate the onsite conditions. Airport requirements meant the piece had to be fire and seismic-rated; stamped by an engineer, and meet archival standards.