Justice Within - CODAworx

Justice Within


Client: Oklahoma City Municipal Courts Building

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $114,000

Project Team


BJ Krivanek

Krivanek+Breaux/ Art+Design


Joel Breaux

Krivanek+Breaux/ Art+Design

Public Art Agent

Oklahoma City Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs

Industry Resource



Oklahoma City Municipal Courts Building


Sculptural units—shield-like forms bisecting a word that signifies social principles (legible when viewed on-axis)—are inset within the plaza and can be inhabited by viewers/ users. This metaphoric sitework, symbolizing and articulating the individual and communal significance of the Court, engages people within a grouping of experiential spaces, integrated into the architecture and urban design of the site. Each artwork unit within the sitework represents two primal dualities—Individual/ Community and Social Values/ Social Conflicts. Constructed of galvanized steel and powder-coated aluminum with sandblasted and water-jet cut inscriptions. Dimensions: 28’W x 10’H x 32’D