Selected Public Commissions

To the Nines, Pacific Palisades Library, Los Angeles, California 2006

Two unit neon light art feature for the teen area of the Library. Agency: Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; Engineering: David Erhlich (structural) and Marek Przywara (electrical)

Butterfly Progression, Westwood Library, Los Angeles, California 2005

Stained glass art feature for the children’s area of the Library
Agency: Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Library Time, Ascot Library, Los Angeles, California, 2003

Seven unit neon light art feature for the main reading room of the library. Agency: Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs;  Engineering:  City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering: Consulting architect:  Jaime Contreras, Architectural Division.

Solar Flowers, Winnetka Childcare Center, Winnetka, California, 2003

Stained glass art feature for the main classroom at the childcare center.  Agency: Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Nogalera en Ehecatlan, Mesquite Elementary School, Mesquite, New Mexico, 2001

Sculpture as a playground for an elementary school. Agency: New Mexico Arts

City and Citrus, Metrolink Station, Northridge, California, 2000

Art features for a commuter rail station integrated into the structure of the station. Agency: Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs;  Architect of station (consultation): Tony Gonzalez, ACG Architects;  Engineering: Transmetrics Inc.

Centuries in Turn, William Woods University, Fulton, Missouri, 1999

Sculpture that creates a central courtyard, a plaza and part of the main walkway of the University.

Jazz on Camelback Mountain, Old Cross Cut Canal Park, Phoenix, Arizona, 1997-2001

Art features for a two mile long strip park and flood control corridor. Agency:  Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.   Part of a design team project with HNTB, see Team Projects

The Black Swamp, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1996

Art that creates a crossroads on the University’s pedestrian mall.  Agency: The Ohio Arts Council; Landscape Architecture: The Collaborative Inc., Toledo, Ohio, Principal consultant: Philip G. Enderle, ASLA

Siauruju Juru Centre (At the Center of the Narrow Seas), Vilnius, Lithuania, 1995

Art feature at Europos Parkas that creates an overlook for part of the sculpture park.

Shell and Beach, Toll plaza, Zuma Beach County Park, Malibu, California, 1995

Art feature to mark the entrance to the beach.
Agency: Los Angeles County, Department of Beaches and Harbors; Architecture of the plaza: Gruen Associates, Principal consultant: Rick Abelson.

Alluvium, Concession facility, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Granite Bay, California, 1994

Multiple unit art feature that creates terraces and walkways at the facility on the shore of the lake.
Agency: California Arts Council; Consultation with Office of State Architect, Principal consultant: Dennis Karnes.

Sophron, Headquarters, Alameda County Public Works Department, Hayward, California, 1993

Multiple unit art feature for the parking lot and main entrance to the headquarters.
Agency: Alameda County Arts Commission.

Seven Tactile Navigation Sculptures, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, California, 1992

Seven sculptures to guide visitors through the museum using the sense of touch.
Agency: Exploratorium funds for residency including N.E.A. funding.

The Queen of the Prairie, Liberty Center Theater, Sedalia, Missouri, 1991

Paving brick walkway at the entrance of the Liberty Theater.
Agency: Missouri Arts Council, Sedalia Arts Council, Young Audiences, NEA and others.

Dance Walk, Audubon Art Center, New Haven, Connecticut, 1990

Paving brick walkway at the entrance of the building that houses the New Haven Ballet and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. Agency: The Arts Council of Greater New Haven.

William Nettleship