The Eye

Submitted by Bruce Taylor

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Client: City of Redmond

Location: Redmond, OR, United States

Completion date: 2018

Project Team

Client

Jackie Abslag

City of Redmond

Industry Resource

Wiedamark

Wiedamark Lighting

Industry Resource

David Carroccia: Engineer

Artist

Bruce Taylor

Overview

A vibrant gateway art installation placed next to Highway 97 Overpass that greets travelers entering the town of Redmond. Dimensions are 12' x 14' x 18″. Aluminum, Stainless Steel and LED computer controlled individually addressed fixtures. This artwork utilizes individually controlled LED light fixtures that can be programmed to change colors & patterns based on input, which allows for an ever changing sculpture. Conceptual beginnings utilized abstracted images of surrounding topography. The work is meant to convey the movement of water, clouds, & even fire.

Goals

The goal of the project was to create a dynamic light artwork that would welcome travelers into the city of Redmond. The work changes the lighting display to reflect current events and seasons in an abstracted visual manner.

Process

The permanent installation required collaborating with the city and with various professionals and contractors. The engineer I work with has helped me with numerous public art projects and was invaluable in making this project a success. The City of Redmond helped coordinate and facilitate all the necessary details that arise in this type of public art project. Jackie Abslag was the City of Redmond Programs Coordinator and insured the project flowed with minimal issues.