Client: BRE Developers through Chandra Cerrito Art Advisors
This sculptural archway celebrates the origin of tools, specifically hand tools. These tools are the necessary precursors to all of the technological tools with which Sunnyvale is so closely associated. Many of these tools are still part of virtually every household and are just as important today as they were at their beginnings.
The archway, with its two ‘wings’ (railings) creates a distinctive space within the courtyard of this new commercial/residential building.
Client: Oakland Arts Commission for the Uptown Art Park
Vinaya is a freestanding drawing in space, made of flowing, sinuous steel. It was installed the Uptown Art Park in the gallery section of downtown Oakland.
Corten Steel H: 8’ W: 90’ 2012 Reno, Nevada
Client: Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
Native Land spans the east and west sides of the East Second Street Bridge, a main thoroughfare running through this Indian community of Reno. Native Land serves as a place-making identifier for the neighborhood located in the city limits.
The content and design of the sculpture evolved from numerous discussions with the tribal members and Tribal Council. The narrative is comprised of references to and images of sacred animals, plants and ceremonial objects gleaned from those conversations.
The Reno-Sparks Indian colony is comprised of the Paiute, Shoshone and Washoe Great Basin tribes.
Stainless steel Varying dimensions 2012 Daly City, California
Client: BART Arts Commission
Migration features four flocks of seabirds in flight which create a dynamic sense of movement and interaction. These migratory birds are symbolic of the recently established demographic diversity of Daly City and BART as the vehicle for that migration. They also reference the ocean and Daly City’s close proximity to the Pacific.
Each flock is mounted to a lamp pole which lights them at night. The blackened stainless steel birds exude an ephemeral quality against the sky.
Steel, Patina H: 3’ W: 29’ 2009 San Francisco, California
Client: San Francisco Arts Commission for the Ingleside Library
Currents is a wall sculpture and focal point for the new Ingleside library. The form emulates the movement of wind and water. The Ingleside neighborhood is one of the windiest in San Francisco and is very close to the ocean.
The organic quality of Currents serves as a visual counterpoint to the elegant library designed by Fugeron Architects.
TREE OF KNOWLEDGE
Steel, Patina Varying dimensions 2009 Castro Valley, California
Client: Oakland Arts Commission for the Castro Valley Library
Tree of Knowledge is an exterior wall sculpture for the new Castro Valley Library, designed by Noll & Tam Architects. It depicts important works of literature through the use of iconic images. The grid that integrates these often archtypal symbols evokes a game board, an invitation for engagement and curiosity for viewers of all ages.
From the base of the grid grows a robust, far-reaching tree whose branches travel far afield, evoking the wonderful experience of "breaking out of the box" of who you are after having read a great work of literature.
Exhibited in the Napa River Walk in downtown Napa, California for sixteen months. Skiff commemorates the rich and diverse history of the Napa River front. The overall form evokes boats and river travel; the three open ‘pods’ represent the three American Indian tribes who once populated the area.
Client: Essex Property Trust with the Dublin Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission
Wellspring commemorates Dublin as a major stopover in the past for migrating birds. Dublin and the surrounding area was a wetland up until the 1940’s.
Wellspring creates an uplifting, colorful and visually compelling work of art that is a symbolic beacon for the residents of West Dublin Bart Apartments and for people traveling to and from the BART Station.
Galvanized Steel Varying Dimensions 2013 Fremont, California
Client: City of Fremont, California
These railings were made for the new Marina in downtown Stockton, CA. Another part of this project is several bike racks and decorative pillars for security cameras.
Integrated into the Tucson Modern Streetcar Program. Calabashes refers to the humble gourd as nature’s design for a water vessel. Compelling theories state that the calabash likely played an important role in early human migration, especially over deserts.
Steel, Paint H: 4' W: 150' 2014 San Jose, California
Client: Summerhill Homes through the San Jose Arts Commission
A series of panels tracing the vast history of wine making in the bay area.