Floating Waters

Submitted by Wimberley Glassworks

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Client: Granite Properties

Location: Southlake, TX, United States

Completion date: 2017

Artwork budget: $153,000

Project Team

Artist

Tim de Jong

Wimberley Glassworks

Client

David Cunningham

Granite Properties

Architect

Matt Prigmore

BECK Architecture

Overview

Granite Place at Southlake Town Square is the latest in an ever expanding series of WGW commercial installations. This serpentine fusion of Venetian plaster and handmade ribbons of patterned glass spans 103 feet, sits over 30 feet wide and is made of 132 individual pieces. Mixing together vibrant emerald hues with light catching silver blue, our most recent installation inhabits a fluid elegance that only glass can reveal.

Goals

The goal of this piece was to invite people through the lobby, into the full breadth of the space. This piece was integrated by working with the architectural team from the beginning, to design an architectural feature that would incorporate the glass and the lighting. This integration was important because it gave the piece the flowing river feel the client was looking for.

Process

In this case, we worked closely with the architects prior to construction to design the feature because it was part of the ceiling construction. Being brought in early on in the process allowed for a collaborative experience that allowed both the building and the piece to speak to one another.