Client: Chabot College Public Art Program
Location: Chabot College Planetarium, Hayward, CA, United States
Completion date: 2012
Artwork budget: $117,000
Chabot College Public Art Program Manager, Art History Department Chair
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.
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.
WOWHAUS collaborated closely with the campus community, seeking input from students, faculty and Facilities staff in developing our design.
The, iridescent and mirrored surfaces of the glass cast reflections of colored light on passerby, inviting engagement.