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Public Art

West Berkeley Branch Library, Berkeley, CA • 2013

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Etched Dichroic Glass & Cast Glass with Frit
This piece is inspired by satellite imagery of global wind currents. Artwork echoes the sustainable focus of this Platinum LEED library, which utilizes passive solar and is ventilated by using negative pressure to pull in fresh air. Architecturally integrated throughout this light-filled building, the artwork enlivens patrons’ experience as they move through the library, providing a series of engaging discoveries.

Commissioned by: Berkeley Public Art Program • Collaborated with Harley Ellis Devereaux Architects • Fabrication: Dorothy Lenehan Glass • Installation: Berkeley Glass • Photography: Hans Kwiotek • Special thanks to: Suzanne Tan, Kathe Hashimoto & David Snippen

Images 4 & 5
Hand-cut starfire glass prismatic glass
5 Prismatic glass refracts view of nature outside library, creating fantastical patterns and inviting patrons to interact with the artwork, observing wildlife more closely. Artwork echoes the environmental focus of this Platinum LEED building.

Commissioned by: Berkeley Public Art Program • Collaborated with Harley Ellis Devereaux Architects • Fabrication: Dorothy Lenehan Glass • Installation: Berkeley Glass • Photography: Hans Kwiotek • Special thanks to: Suzanne Tan, Kathe Hashimoto & David Snippen

Images 6 & 7
Etched Dichroic Glass
8’ h etched reflective dichroic glass map of West Berkeley reflects the unique cultural diversity of the City, casting multi-colored light on patrons as they pass by the artwork.

Commissioned by: Berkeley Public Art Program • Collaborated with Harley Ellis Devereaux Architects • Fabrication: Dorothy Lenehan Glass • Installation: Berkeley Glass • Photography: Hans Kwiotek • Special thanks to: Suzanne Tan, Kathe Hashimoto & David Snippen

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Silkscreen baked enamel
Satellite imagery of Pacific Ocean wave patterns evokes the nearby San Francisco Bay.

Commissioned by: Berkeley Public Art Program • Collaborated with Harley Ellis Devereaux Architects • Fabrication: Dorothy Lenehan Glass • Installation: Berkeley Glass • Photography: Hans Kwiotek • Special thanks to: Suzanne Tan, Kathe Hashimoto & David Snippen

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