Veggie Garden — 337 Pocket Park Fence

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Client: Salt Lake City Arts Council

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Completion date: 2018

Artwork budget: $27,000

Project Team

Artist

Traci O'Very Covey

Traci O'Very Covey LLC

Public Art Program Manager

Dana Hernandez

Salt Lake City Public Art Program

Landscape Architect

Nancy Monteith

Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands Divison

Overview

As a nod to the site’s art-infused history, the fence that surrounds the perimeter of the park was designed to include 24 unique designs by local artists to carry on the tradition of displaying the work of Utah’s diverse art community. Sixteen artists were selected to design panels for the park fence including Traci O’Very Covey.

Goals

Traci’s panel was inspired by the vegetables and flowers grown in the adjacent community garden. As the park is a unique and shady respite as well as a garden space, Traci captured the feelings of hope, harmony, and aliveness that are often synonymous with nature.

Process

The Call for Artists solicited designs for the fence panels while the City was responsible for fabrication. Each 3 x 3 foot panel was laser cut and fabricated in Corten steel.