Client: City of Beaverton, Oregon
Location: Beaverton, OR, United States
Completion date: 2022
Artwork budget: $150,000
Jason Klimoski and Lesley Chang
City of Beaverton, Oregon
There is a certain beauty in a ribbon fluttering across a stage, controlled by a performer in a dance or propelled by the wind. The arc and curve of the object through space bears a distinct similarity with a river as it cuts and pulls its way through the landscape. Acting as a representation between these two objects, the Fulcrum resembles a ribbon gently arcing its way to the ground. One side of the ribbon is scribed with a pattern that echoes the rippling of the creek that runs alongside the Reser Center. The other side of the ribbon seeks to accentuate the arc of the motion as it cuts through space and announces the potential action inside the Center.
Ribbon sits within an area of Beaverton known as "The Fulcrum", with the goal of creating a visually impactful and welcoming landmark at the new Patricia Reser Center for the Arts. Sited on a public plaza, this 32' tall 'Ribbon' draws people into a shared public experience that is theatrical, engaging and interactive; the piece invites the public to sit, perform, play, and gather.