Client: Clemson University
Location: Clemson, SC, United States
Completion date: 2017
Artwork budget: $250,000
W. A. Pope Design
Ennco Display Group
Koryn Rolstad Studios
Seattle Boiler Works
A visual context for those who live, work and study at Clemson University as a visual destinations areas, Core Campus Housing Facility, that are both utilitarian and art at the same time. The installation has two parts: an exterior and suspended. The exterior 90 tree elements continue to the 350' suspended installation, as if if flying upward into the corridor to the end of the building.
The goals of this project is to give a 'Gateway' experience in the two large plazas for the students at this new and important Housing Facility. I wanted bright colors that included the Clemson colors and act as a warm, fun and safe environment.
Design TM and Warren Pope Design have been my design architects for many years working in the studio. Our studio initiates all drawings through fabrication and materials purchasing. This allows KRS to hire fabricators making the component parts ready for shipping and then we assemble on site.
Clemson allowed us to use students to help assemble the 'wings' on the 90 trees and the suspended sculpture - most where smart and fun female students and 2 young men who help build all of the over 3000 separate elements to make the final exterior and interior installation.