Helix Nebula

Submitted by Michele Gutlove

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Project

Client: City of El Paso

Location: El Paso, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $75,000

Project Team

Artist

Michele Gutlove

Design Studio GH, LLC

Art Consultant

Jeffrey M Hoover

Design Studio GH, LLC

Overview

An impressionistic rendering of the helix nebula, for the lobby of the new Irving Schwartz Public Library is about 20' x 20' 20' and changes with the changing light throughout the hours of the day and the days of the seasons.

Goals

The beautifully clear night skies, inspired this artwork. The artwork, inspired the library to focus on space and astronomy.

Process

The entry lobby of the new public library was designed to look like an observatory. Working with the architect, the library directors, the public art office and the community, the art celebrates El Paso.