Client: Charles Schwab
Location: Austin, TX, United States
Completion date: 2018
Artwork budget: $160,000
Public Art Agent
The client for this piece, Charles Schwab, is often credited with “democratizing” investment, and has driven countless innovations in the investment services industry.
The People’s Time is a kinetic sculpture, with moving gears, weights and a swinging pendulum. It harkens back to the modernization of timekeeping that revolutionized society and the spirit which this client pioneered to revolutionize investing. Echoing the “everyman” sentiment so central to their mission, viewers are encouraged to wind the clock and set the time in order to keep everyone in synch.
To create an engaging participation piece for the lobby of a large financial institution.