The People’s Time

Submitted by Ansen Seale

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Client: Charles Schwab

Location: Austin, TX, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $160,000

Project Team

Public Art Agent

Jennifer Seay

Art+Artisans Consulting

Industry Resource

Dane Koch

Wonderwall Studios

Artist

Ansen Seale

Ansen Seale

Overview

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.

Goals

To create an engaging participation piece for the lobby of a large financial institution.

Process

Cut Acrylic