Through the Safety Lens

Submitted by Alexander Tylevich

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Client: Salt Lake City Public Art Program

Location: Public Safety Building, Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $120,000

Project Team

Artist

Alexander Tylevich

Tylevich Studio

Architect

GSBS Architects

GSBS Architects

Industry Resource

Derix Glasstudio

Overview

Three transparent rings, suspended in mid-air, visually interlock, tilt and float at different heights above the grand staircase.
The rings contain many visual surprises, which viewers can discover by zooming into the artwork through a magnifying lens. A friendly K-9 dog is happy to assist you.

Goals

The artwork is fully integrated into the building’s design. The suspended rings reference the curvature of the building and the ‘chain link’ interconnection between the different departments housed in the building. They even bring to mind memories of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

Process

The artwork is fully integrated into the building’s design. The curves of the tilted arcs correspond to the shape of the Public Library Building, designed by Moshe Safdie, positioned across the plaza.
Visually spontaneous and architecturally straightforward, the atrium artwork is a vibrant addition to the building.