Most recent stories in CODAmagazine: Architectural Art IV
Iridescent wings and chromatic waves fan out from luminous centers. Words gently appear and then vanish in arcs of rainbow light; texts add layers of meaning. These organic, geometrical works, part sculpture, part light-painting, part poem are created by artist Deanne Sabeck. Utilizing the mysterious optical qualities of dichroic glass and spotlights programmed to change over time, the viewer is invited to slow down and contemplate. “I have a long history with glass as my medium. The concept of using the light spectrum directly to create reflected and transmitted ethereal paintings is pure magic. I love the fact that the actual material aspect is so minimal.” says Sabeck.
Museum Garage brought together five innovative and globally inspired architects and designers to showcase their work featured on a seven-story mixed-used structure located in the Miami Design District. The colorful facades and custom lighting perfectly complement the developing neighborhood. The Museum Garage can house up to 800 vehicles and welcomes more retailers and restaurants to the District. Zahner provided the engineering, fabrication and installation of the metal façades.
The permanent public artwork anchors a city block-sized new park for the City of Carlsbad, California. The artwork is 60' x 60' x 20'. Materials: municipal potable water, steel, stone, concrete, native willows, flowering vines, native milkweed.
This is a monumental glass commission of nine commissioned windows created for the Our Lady of the Angels Conventual Church at La Casa—The Franciscan Renewal Center in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Three art glass designs exceed 30 feet in height while another is over 30 feet in length. These windows are based on the Canticle of Creation by Saint Francis, including Brother Wind, Sister Death, and Sister Mother Earth. The major Marian window depicts the Assumption event and is deeply inspired by the writings of Bonaventure in which all of creation is called back to the creator in this vision of the cosmos returning to the divine mystery that made it. The swirling rising movement in this window presents the energy and animation that the role of Mary is in the Christ event. There is also a dynamism between her and all humanity.
Jones Sign began this project by creating a 3D model and an engineering solution to be able to fabricate and install the decorative building aluminum panel system and the RGBA lighting system. Installers worked around obstacles including lane closures, public space, and compressed site conditions. This project is an excellent example of turning a designer’s concept into reality.