Client: City of Pleasanton
Location: Pleasanton, CA, United States
Completion date: 2010
Artwork budget: $20,000
City of Pleasanton
Donor recognition wall for the lobby of the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton, CA. Sweeping lines of forged steel floating on an abstract grid of aluminum. Donor names are engraved on aluminum plaques and mounted to forged steel back plates. These plaques are placed organically across the wall space. 8' x 18'
The Firehouse Arts Center features permanent art enhancements throughout the facility in addition to rotating exhibitions. The client desire was to integrate art in as many aspects of the building as possible. I personally created the donor recognition wall, exterior signage, logo, sculptural bicycle racks and even the address sign.
As the designer and fabricator I worked directly with the city, architects and the general contractor throughout the construction process. All of my designs were approved by committee and vetted to the city council and the public before construction.
The client requested a recognition wall that invokes the feeling of dance and music. They also requested that the recognition plaques be set in an organic way rather than as a list of names, so that future donors could be added while maintaining the artistry of the piece. Levels of giving are differentiated by the textures of the plaques.