Quake

Submitted by DeWitt Godfrey

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Project

Client: Cambridge Arts Council; Cambridge, MA

Location: Cambridge, United States

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $45,000

Project Team

Artist

DeWitt Godfrey

Big State Art

Public Art Agent

Lillian Hsu

Director, Public Art, Cambridge Arts Council

Overview

Commissioned by the Cambridge Arts Council for the Waverly Place extension, a bike and pedestrian path in the Cambridgeport neighborhood, near MIT

Goals

To provide a focal point and passage along path; as the path also serves as a fire access route, strict opening size needed to be preserved, creating a challenging engineering problem for the artist's signature thin circles and ovoids

Process

The artist worked closely with Lillian Hsu, Director of the Public Art Program fro the Cambridge Arts Council, finalizing site, collaboration with relevant city agencies, landscaping contractors and project engineers