SPARK

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Client: Chabot College Public Art Program

Location: Chabot College Planetarium, Hayward, CA, United States

Completion date: 2012

Artwork budget: $117,000

Project Team

Client

Diane Zuliani

Chabot College Public Art Program Manager, Art History Department Chair

Artist

WOWHAUS

Overview

Sited on a college campus, four 10’ x 12’ w iridescent glass mosaic murals integrated into a planetarium evoke the spark of creativity that is vital to scientific discovery and intellectual inquiry. The spark also conjures the wonder and beauty of the cosmos.

Goals

The goal was to transform the existing dull concrete facade of the planetarium into an iconic art destination on campus that reflected the College's commitment to academic excellence and scientific inquiry.

Process

WOWHAUS collaborated closely with the campus community, seeking input from students, faculty and Facilities staff in developing our design.

Additional Information

The, iridescent and mirrored surfaces of the glass cast reflections of colored light on passerby, inviting engagement.