Processional Passage - Education

 

Project

City of San Diego

1997

San Diego, Ca 

Artwork Budget: $70,000

 

Project Team

ARTIST

Robin Brailsford
 

ARTIST

Wick Alexander

 

ARTIST

Josue Arredondo

 

ARTIST

Brian Thomas
Thomas Marine

 

Overview

TRAFFIC ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, City of San Diego, CA. Processional Passage, landscape, street paving, mosaics, and steel elements with and for high school students about the Tree of Life. Overall budget: $300,000. 1997. As with all my projects here on the CodaWorx page, all the complete projects can be seen on the Facebook LithoMosaics page. Go to FB, then LithoMosaics, then Photos, then Albums, then the named Album you are looking for.

 

Goals

Processional Passage celebrates high school students going to school, As the public artist, I worked with students in the high school art classes of the site, to design all the elements of the project (fence, gate, intersection, seating). Student Bobby Corona designed these snake gates, "one looking at history, one forward to the future," and they were built of Corten steel, glass cullet, and gold leaf - and installed almost 20 years ago. Recently they were restored by the school, Montgomery High - with this fabulous coat of red - reanimating the sculptures and their mission.

 

Process

See above - complete collaboration with artist and students, The snakes were fabricated and installed by Thomas Marine, but the cut steel fence sections were fabricated in the auto shop.

 

Additional Info

It deserves recognition - how many projects look fresh 20 years later?

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