"Focus on Statehood"

Submitted by Daniel DeRoux

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Client: Linny Pacillo Parking Facility

Location: Anchorage, AK, United States

Completion date: 2008

Artwork budget: $200,000

Project Team

Artist

Daniel DeRoux

Industry Resource

Jon Bush

Project Manager at Davis Constructors & Engineers

Public Art Agent

Jocelyn Young

Municipality of Anchorage, Public Works

Overview

Commissioned to celebrate 50 years of statehood, this 20'x40' acrylic on aluminum piece depicts 4 key figures, in images from every community and every participant in the Constitutional Convention.

Goals

The site is incongrous with the theme but it suited the committee's objectives in spades.

Process

There was much consultation with historians to decide on the 4 figures to depict. Selecting individual images was arduous, researching images from every community in the state. The greatest collaboration was with the construction company foreman in the design and application of the steel mounting beams and the installation of the 32 individual 5' panels of 1/4" aluminum plate.