Shard Towers

Submitted by Stanton Hunter

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Client: Armory Center for the Arts & CSUB

Location: Pasadena/Bakersfield, L.A./Kearn

Completion date: 2008

Artwork budget: $2,000

Project Team

Artist

Stanton Hunter

Client

Calif. University of San Bernardino

Sculptor on Campus Program

Client

The Armory in Pasadena

Overview

Each tower is 8'-9' tall, made of striations of differing colored clays, with some glass shards. Have made towers out of asphalt, concrete and other materials, depending on physical and conceptual relation to site.

Goals

All towers were proposed by artist for pre-existing spaces. At the Armory in Pasadena, the striated shards mimic the craggy striations in the San Bernardino Mountains Pasadena nestles against. The core samples in Bakersfield lie atop a vast but dwindling oil field.

Process

For CSU Bakersfield, I was chosen as "Sculptor On Campus" that particular spring, and sculpture students helped manufacture the shards.