San Francisco Arts Commission - SFO Terminal 3 - CODAworx

San Francisco Arts Commission – SFO Terminal 3

Submitted by Tahiti Pehrson


Location: San Francisco, CA, United States, CA, United States

Completion date: 2019

Artwork budget: $170,000

Project Team

Tahiti Pehrson

San Francisco Arts Commission

One Hat One Hand


Artist Tahiti Pehrson is a master of detailed, delicate paper-cutting. One Hat One Hand collaborated with the artist to fabricate from his hand-cut artwork, effectively building a large-scale “paper-like” sculpture – yet using permanent materials


To create a suspended form that felt lacelike and would cast shadows on the ground, I worked with One Hat One Hand on material thickness, finish, and placement. We also used parametric modeling and augmented reality to pre-visualize the overall sculpture and make adjustments, resulting in a hanging installation that felt fragile but was structurally sound.