Willow Tree_Grand Prairie Central Park (Texas), 2010
dimensions: height 30 ft. x width 40 ft. x length 35 ft.
Reflecting on the water’s surface in which it stands, the Willow Tree rises along the lakeside promenade of Grand Prairie Central Park to evoke the impressionistic paintings of Claude Monet. Viewed from the promenade, this full-size Willow sways gently in the breeze, its handcrafted leaves making gentle sounds, the iridescent surfaces constantly changing with the atmosphere, catching light like the pointillist color fields of Georges Seurat: Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte. Our ephemeral Willow is a singular centerpiece, universally recognized, highlighting the tradition of arts and crafts. The long-lasting materials render the Willow maintenance-free, only to be enhanced at night by soft illumination to evoke a dreamlike, weightless presence on the lake.
Confetti Cloud_Bow Lake (Washington), 2013
dimensions: L. 37 ft. x W. 15 ft. x H. 15 ft.
Confetti Cloud is installed at the new Bow Lake recycling and transfer station, near Seattle. This permanent cloud puts in levitation thousands of recycled glass pieces from Pilchuck Glass School, revealing the wastes actually buried underground.
Pillow Field_White Center (Washington), 2010
dimensions: 16.000 sq.ft. / 1,500 sq.m.
Permanent earthwork, covering 16,000 sq. ft. of slope, is nestled in four quadrants between the newly built pedestrian ramps connecting the Greenbridge mixed-income housing development to the Central Business District along SW 98th Street. Pillow Field is comprised of two hundred twenty-seven mounded earth “pillows” varying in size and shape to represent the multi-cultural diversity of White Center. The surface is unified by a soft blanket of creeping thyme, a perennial evergreen ground cover that will maintain the mound shapes and bring a burst of vibrant pink blossoming carpet in late spring through summer.
Cocoons_Emeryville, Bay of San Francisco (California), 2003
temporary public art installation
dimensions: height 2,50m x diameter 1,25m ; height 3m x diameter 1,50m ; height 3,50m x diameter 1,50m
This temporary public art installation, sponsored by the City of Emeryville, California, was sited on a rocky point opposite the Golden Gate Bridge. Three spinning cocoons made with five miles of colored monofilament were wrapped around the laser cut stainless steel armatures fabricated by architect William Massie.