The Apparent Junction Between Earth & Sky

Submitted by Benjamin Ball


Client: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Location: Palo Alto, CA, United States

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $275,000

Project Team


Ball-Nogues Studio

Ball-Nogues Studio

Industry Resource

Buro Happold

Buro Happold


34’6” x 28’ x 1’ – Powder coated aluminum, stainless steel – This work alludes to a spiritual dimension of water, as well as its capacity to be both healing and foreboding. Over thirty thousand powder coated “pixels” comprise the work. Unlike a mosaic, the viewer sees the pixels as reflected light on brushed stainless steel fins that project from the exterior wall of the building.