Vessel (Commissioned Proposal-Project Deferred) - CODAworx

Vessel (Commissioned Proposal–Project Deferred)

Client: City of Corvallis Parks & Recreation; The Arts Center

Location: Corvallis, OR, United States

Completion date: 2023

Artwork budget: $300,000

Project Team

lead artist

BJ Krivanek

Krivanek+Breaux/ Art+Design


Joel Breaux

Krivanek+Breaux/ Art+Design

City of Corvallis Parks & Recreation

The Arts Center


This experiential artwork gives form to the multiple associations of Vessel — as Ship, Blade, Shelter, and Stealth force. People entering the park flow by on either side, split apart by metaphoric classification or segregation. Returning from the landscape, the artwork is an embracing space for people to enter and imagine self-transformation, raised awareness, and activism. To be constructed of aluminum, mirror-polished stainless steel, bronze mesh skin, and sand-blasted inscriptions.

Site: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Park–Corvallis, OR.
Dimensions: 23′-8″H x 10′-9″W x 24’D