Helios Education Foundation

Submitted by Fausto Fernandez

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Client: Helios Education Foundation

Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States

Completion date: 2020

Project Team

Artist

Fausto Fernandez

Metal Fabrication

Chris Duran

Icon Studio

Client

Helios Education Foundation

Overview

POWER OF EXPRESSION THROUGH MARK MAKING
Helios Educational Foundation
Mosaic tile and powder coated aluminum
Phoenix AZ
2020
The artwork is inspired by the merging of ideas, the streamlines and map drawings in the old Arizona trade routes, these reminded me of the gestural marks in paintings and drawings that are symbolic forms of expression.
Ceramic tile evokes a whimsical aesthetic experience that is reminiscent to community art projects around the world.
Silhouettes of people are cut into an aluminum sheet in a different layer representing our community.

Goals

The visitors will notice a large-scale and site-specific public art installation above the entrance to the Helios underground parking structure.
Helios Education Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunities for individuals to succeed in education; this sculpture is a gestural mark representing the power of expression, the art of learning and creating.

Process

The metal fabrication was made by ICON Studio in Phoenix, I appreciate the help from the students at The New School for the Arts and Academics in Tempe for helping me break the mosaic, Lightform in Scottsdale for their lighting service, and handcrafted tile in Phoenix for their service and advice on applying the tile.