Ocean County Library Atrium Sculpture

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Client: Ocean County Library Commission

Location: Toms River, NJ, United States

Completion date: 2006

Artwork budget: $50,000

Project Team

Artist

Joanie Gagnon San Chirico

Chapeaux Studios

Architect

Wei Chi Chen

Woodridge Chen Architects

Interior Designer

Susan Globus

Globus Design Associates

Overview

Public Art Commission for Ocean County Library Headquarterters, Toms River, NJ

Permanent site-specific suspended atrium sculpture created with light-fast sublimation dye which resists fading.

Sand Bar #1 and Sand Bar #2

Dimensions:
Each painting is double-sided 6’h x 7’w and 7’h x 6’w
Materials:
Paint, pigment, dye, foil, thread on industrial textile. Aluminum armature and aircraft cable.

Goals

Since the library is in Ocean County NJ, the theme of the building is abstract ocean. The atrium sculpture depicts sunlight filtering through shallow water with wave shaped aluminum armatures.

Process

The artist met with the architect on several occasions. He was instrumental in assisting with the project dimensions, and aided in the hiring the crew and scissor lift for installation. The designer shared her ideas for color and design with the artist.