Client: Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County
Location: Reno, NV, United States
Completion date: 2010
Public Art Services
For the regional bus terminal in Reno, Nevada artist Donald Lipski designed an eye catching work of public art that serves as both the sign and symbol for the terminal. The sculpture is made from a vintage 1962 GMC ‘fishbowl’ transit bus that was sliced and reassembled to taper at the rear. The bus is illuminated from within, and also has working exterior head, tail and running lights. This impressive work gives the illusion of a bus shooting into the sky. In 2008 Lipski to created another work of public art for the terminal in Reno’s twin city, Sparks, entitled Cow Catcher.
This work of public art serves as a massive sign as travelers arrive at the bus station and are greeted with this spectacular sight of a bus in midair.