Time Expanding

Submitted by City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs

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Client: City of El Paso

Location: El Paso, TX, United States

Completion date: 2015

Artwork budget: $70,000

Project Team

Client

MCAD, City of El Paso

MCAD, City of El Paso

Artist

Charlotte Paul

C. Paul Stained Glass Inc.

Overview

Local geologic sites, the vast of the southwest region and its ever-changing light, inspired the design of “Time Expanding”. The concept of time, reflecting elements from the past, present and future are symbolically represented in the upward abstract gesture, as it expands into infinity. This sweeping form is also meant to mirror elements in the building’s architectural design and complement its angular structure.

Goals

“Time Expanding” forms the exterior walls for the Hunt Family Pavilion, housing the Digital Wall at the El Paso Museum of History. The Digital Wall is the only one of its kind in the United States and informs, connects, and engages both El Pasoan’s and visitors.
The artwork for this project needed to address both functional and aesthetic purposes for this location. The two stained glass panels serve as the corner wall that provides separation between the park and the pavilion. It also adds protection from the intense sunlight El Paso sees 300 days of the year. “Time Expanding” creates a visual effect as the light changes throughout the day within the pavilion.

Process

Charlotte Paul designs art glass for large public spaces with focal key design elements of light, color and movement in abstraction. She synthesizes all elements and then creates a personal vision that ignites the intellect, heart and soul of people.