Synchronicity Light Receptors

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Client: Collection of the City of Dallas

Location: Dallas, TX, United States

Completion date: 2012

Artwork budget: $250,000

Project Team

Artist

Margo Sawyer, FAAR

Margo Sawyer, FAAR

Landscape Architect

TBG Partners, Dallas

TBG Partners, Dallas

Overview

The central actor is color. My art unites an array of complex and unexpected
unions of color, where the physical, material, perceptual and psychological
effects of color interact. With each new work I research and integrate new
technologies that will change the optical color play, and how transparency,
reflectivity, luminosity, material and shape affect how we perceive color as a
window into our emotions. The physical experiential relationship with the
viewer is paramount.

Goals

Synchronicity Light Receptors takes its name from the word synchronicity, a concept of meaningful coincidence formed by the philosopher Carl Jung. Synchronistic events reveal an underlying pattern, a conceptual framework, like a quilt. My art unites color, and is a metaphor that celebrates and honors our multicultural world.

Process

Sawyer was one of three artists commissioned to design and build site specific artworks surounding the City Place, tram- turn-around station. Sawyer worked closley with the developer, and landscape architects TBG. Cityplace – Dallas, TX | TBG | A TIF district, transit-oriented development and neighborhood in Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood, Cityplace is a popular urban enclave north of downtown Dallas. The neighborhood includes three new urban public spaces, Gateway Plaza, McKinney Junction and Station Square, which serve as an initial extension of West Village, a growing mixed-use development on Cityplace’s west side.

Additional Information

Medium: Laminated acrylic Dimensions: One 4’ x 4’ x 4’ & and two 3’ x 3’ x 3’ cubes, stone plaza and plantings.