SPIRE

Submitted by Lyle London

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Client: Utah Division of Arts and Museums

Location: Provo, UT, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $330,000

Project Team

Artist

Lyle London

Art in Metal USA LLC

Architect

Brent Tippets

VCBO Architecture

Overview

This plaza sculpture creates a visual anchor for the 4th District Courthouse plaza which is directly across from the Provo Convention center. The computer controlled color changing lighting effects create a dynamic environment especially after dark.

Goals

My main aesthetic objective was to provide a curvilinear sculpture to provide contrast to the building mass. The courthouse reflects a traditional architectural gravitas and I wanted to counter with a light and non traditional sculpture reflecting a more contemporary theme.

Process

I worked with the court staff and architect to develop the exact siting and lighting environment