The artwork being proposed for the Police and Fire Headquarters is up for consideration at Tuesday’s Commission meeting. Residents are encouraged to submit comments about the artwork by Friday, March 19th.
by Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee
The sculpture evokes interwoven eternal flames, creating a gesture of departmental unity and collaboration between police, fire, and communication operators. The form of the flames is expressed as a translucent void space within a vessel of stacked glass, appearing as an iconic beacon that marks the main entrance plaza of the new Public Safety Building.
Underneath the stacked glass, water flows up and over a granite base with etched names of fallen responders.
At night, LED lighting within the water dramatically illuminates the interwoven flames, creating a dynamic flickering effect.
Please note the following recommended modifications from the Public Safety Building Selection Panel including members of the Arts Advisory Panel:
- Remove seating element
- Raise the height of the base
- Increase the height of sculpture
- Incorporate three flames to symbolize: Police, Fire, Communication Operators
Click HERE to view full proposal.
Comments will be accepted March 8 – March 19
Use the link above or send email directly to: [email protected] with the subject line: AiPP PSB