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Star Streams/THRESHOLD TESSELATION - Museum

Project

Art Museum, California Center for the Arts

2017

340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025

At the front door of the art museum

Artwork Budget: $60,000

 

Project Team

ARTIST

Robin Brailsford
Brailsford Public Art
 

ARTIST

Wick Alexander

 

ARTIST

Doris Bittar

 

INDUSTRY RESOURCE

Ron Shaw

Shaw & Sons

 

Overview

Star Streams / Threshold Tessellation exemplifies the community and regional character of Escondido as a cultural anchor for San Diego County and the California Center for the Arts. It exemplifies broad possibilities for the diverse communities it has attracted for over a hundred years.

 

Goals

The hybridized designs and palette honor the cultural and regional influences of the Mezzo-American, Spanish-Moorish, and Chinese aesthetic into a contemporary resolution. Star Streams / Threshold Tessellation's layered and hidden narratives center on star designs and intertwined nets to suggest streams and flow around and through the stars. It motivates historical curiosity to excavate and reveal underground aquifers, creeks, streams, gold exploration, missions, and migrations.

 

Process

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE) Museum is honored to announce the installation of a LithoMosaic® titled Star Streams, created by three renowned artists: the lead artist and LithoMosaic inventor Robin Brailsford, her partner Wick Alexander, and collaborating artist Doris Bittar. Star Streams is a permanent exterior LithoMosaic public artwork at the museum’s main entrance and serves as a vibrant welcoming waypoint for over 300,000 annual visitors. Uniquely combining the artistry of traditional mosaics with the durability of high-end specialty concrete, this 128-square foot LithoMosaic is the first such public artwork in a U.S. museum. The new and permanent Star Streams threshold LithoMosaic® installation at the CCAE Museum exemplifies the community and regional character of Escondido as a cultural destination for North San Diego County. Layered and hidden narratives center on star designs and intertwined nets to suggest streams and flow around and through the stars. Artists are LithoMosaic inventor Robin Brailsford, her partner Wick Alexander, and collaborating artist Doris Bittar. California Center for the Arts is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido.

 

Additional Info

The CCAE is the host institution for COLD CALL / Museum as Muse, the concept of Brailsford, to renegotiate the relationship between public art and museums. The CCAE is the first of six museums across the nation that Brailsford is working with. “COLD CALL is my contribution to the upcoming September 2018 Public Address Exhibition at the CCAE," Achieving the first LithoMosaic museum installation is an essential milestone for my vision to realize the creative potential of people, places and things.” http://skeew.biz/mosaics-business/podcast-think-big. http://vanguardculture.com/poetic-license-robin-brailsford/

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