Pensacola Pendants

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Client: GSA Art in Architecture Program

Location: Pensacola, FL, United States

Completion date: 2020

Project Team

Artist

Larry Kirkland

Project Manager

John Grant

Public Art Services

Overview

Larry Kirkland designed two sculptural pendants for the newly renovated Federal Courthouse in Pensacola, Florida. The 9’ – 6” x 4’ – 7” x 4’ – 7” Pensacola Pendants can be enjoyed from the exterior as seen through the front entryway and from the interior lobby space as visitors enter the building. When viewed from below the nestled star formation is revealed. The form implies the United States of America’s official flag as well as the armed forces that are such a historical and important presence in the Pensacola region. The eye-catching mirror polish stainless steel elements beautifully complement the custom glass panels that illuminate from within for a stunning evening experience. The art works were commissioned through the GSA Art in Architecture program.

Goals

The newly renovated building facade, with its large glass windows, called for sculptural lighting that would illuminate the buildings interior while adding an artistic touch.