Client: Kemper Development Company
Location: Belleveue, WA, United States
Completion date: 2016
Artwork budget: $68,000
Kemper Development Company
Trajectory II was created for a high-traffic entry point into the Lincoln Square II building located on Bellevue Way in Bellevue, WA. The cast bronze sculpture is an iconic element–a tactile and handmade vignette–within the overall scope of the contemporary architecture. The sculpture is 108″ high x 28″ wide x 28″ deep. The overall height including the concrete plinth is 132″.
Kemper Development Company and HKS Architects commissioned Broel Studio, Inc. to create a sculpture of sturdy materials that would withstand human interaction as well as the spectrum of Northwest weather. Artist Squire Broel was charged with conceptualizing a piece that would be original, iconic and complimentary of the surrounding architecture and ethos of the community.
Conversations about budget concept, rationale, materials, production, timeline and installation were ongoing throughout the project. Open and professional conversations were a vital part of ensuring that the project was completed on time and on budget.
Squire Broel's sculptures are rich in historical reference and outside the rapidly shifting visual language of stylized contemporary aesthetics. An intentional abstraction creates a sense of timelessness around his sculptures. They are objects for reflection; counterpoints to the frenetic pace of contemporary society. Broel's work can be thought of as primal meets Modernist: Contemplative, Meaning-filled, Structures.