Client: City of Tempe, Cultural Services Division
Location: Tempe, AZ, United States
Completion date: 2010
Artwork budget: $75,000
Weddle Gilmore Architects
The museum’s photographic and artifact collection is represented through a half-tone pattern. The process of creating dots is translated into a system of solids and voids in sheet aluminum. This piece references early newspaper halftone print methods, as well as offering a commentary on the elusive nature of history.
The main goal of "Looking Through the Past" was to create an announcement for the Tempe Museum along Southern Road, as well as to lead pedestrians to the museum.
UrbanRock Design worked closely with the Arts Commission and the museum staff to identify appropriate artifacts and photographs from their collection. These images were then translated into six panels for the artworks that were located along the road and in the parking lot.