Client: Morton & Morton
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Completion date: 2014
Artwork budget: $10,000
Morton & Morton
This client wanted to create an unique sculpture that would create interest and also be a conversational piece. This custom piece is kiln formed glass 5′ x 4′ x 1.5″.
Glass has a unique ability to shape and define a space through its interaction with light. It has the capacity to create not simply an arresting point of focus it also creates an experience. Every project begins with a series of questions: What is the nature of the site? Whom does it serve? What times of the day or night is the site in use? Are there special conditions with regard to lighting, maintenance, and movement of the viewers? What is the architectural intent? Through dialogue with the design team and the client, a direction for the artwork emerges.
I was brought in by the client after the 2D art was in place in their offices. We talked about their goals of light, space and textural form. Once we talked all of this though, we all had a firm idea of colors and style. When the raw materials were shipped to my studio I was able to begin the creation of this custom piece. As I worked, I sent the client updated images to see the progress and I installed the work six weeks later.