Client: Cary Art Center
Location: Cary, NC, United States
Completion date: 2007
Artwork budget: $400,000
Jim Hirschfield and Sonya Ishii
Materials: Steel, Glass
Dimensions: 30’ height, 60’ Width, 4’ Depth
Based on the renown HARELQUIN pattern, this mural was created specifically for the Cary Arts Center’s flytower. The work references the icons of theater, and dramatically changes as the sun passes overhead and lights illuminate the tower at night.
The artists worked with the Architects who wanted the flytower exterior to be "jewel like" and were able to achieve this through the use of colored glass.
Harlequin was collaborative effort by Jim Hirschfield, Sonya Ishii, Norie Sato and the architectural team from Clearscapes.
This was a collaboration between artists Jim Hirschfield, Sonya Ishii, Norie Sato and the architectural team from Clearscapes. The artist team spent considerable hours discussing the intent of the building and coming up with site specific concepts that the artists could use as a basis for their designs.