Unbuilt Public Art Proposal -
|Concept sketch showing abstracted US flag in the glass verticals.|
|Rendering of art glass wall.|
Way back in the mists of time, (in 2005), the Washington Glass Studio developed a public artwork proposal for a park being created in a new mixed used development in Virginia. In honor of the 4th of July, the underlying themes of the project make this a suitable blog subject.
The original proposal was to create a wall of glass, with each cast glass segment combining to create an abstracted image of the USA flag.
|Color-shifting glass was proposed - and would make the artwork different based on the light in the day or at night.|
|Texture and color were to have a strong interplay in the glass|
The wall of glass separated the private parkland area from the commercial/retail area. The artwork had to define the zones, yet allow visual contact between. Lighting effects were also planned to make the most of the color-shift glass. The proposed artwork would look different from daytime to night.