Heart Beacon - CODAworx

Heart Beacon

Client: City of Portland

Location: Portland, OR, United States

Completion date: 2013

Project Team


Blessing Hancock

Skyrim Studio

Public Art Agent

Kristin Calhoun

Portland Regional Arts and Culture Council


Joe O'Connell

Creative Machines


Heart Beacon was inspired by the life saving mission of the Emergency Coordination Center in Portland, Oregon. The sculpture senses the heartbeats of visitors who enter the enclosure through electronic touch points. Seeing these heartbeats displayed within the sculpture reminds us of the value of each individual life.


Feeling of calm and protection