Projects

Urban

Trees 5:

California

Scope

2008

 

 

Fanciful, interactive, giant working kaleidoscope. Welded steel base with dichroic glass elements, aluminum tube wrapped in vinyl graphics, acrylic, glass and cast aluminum lenses. Designed to be interactive, entertaining and beautiful for a memorable experience Designed specifically for the site, attention was paid to safety and durability in oceanfront weather, and 24 hour access by a diverse public. Solar lit for enjoyment at night. Appeared in The Big Bay commercial and traveled to Ontario Canada for the annual Tulip Festival in 2010. Loaned to the Coronado Recreation Center on Glorietta Bay, Coronado, CA for one year.

 

Collaboration with Harmon Nelson and Steve Riggs

Californiascope
Californiascope

The Californiascope was in the Big Bay commercial and was on display for a year at the Embarcadero.

Californiascope at the Embarcadero
Californiascope at the Embarcadero

This was one of the most beloved Urban Trees in 2012 due to its interactive nature, and its playful appeal to children and adults alike.

Californiascope with all three artists 7-08
Californiascope with all three artists 7-08
Inside the Californiascope
Inside the Californiascope

There are an infinite number of images that are created in the view space of the giant kaleidoscope.

"Morning Glory" Interior View
"Morning Glory" Interior View

Each view is unique.

"Geometrics" Interior View
"Geometrics" Interior View

Another unique view inside the kaleidoscope.