LOCATION OF The Piece
The sculpture will be the centerpiece of the Children's Garden gathering space – a place for contemplation, reflection, and play – and will be the physical and conceptual heart of the garden.
We envision it to conceptualize a spiritual release toward the heavens above.
The sculpture will be located atop a partially forested knoll in the center of Foxglenn Park from which visitors can see panoramic views of the San Francisco Peaks and Mt. Elden.
You can read more about The Children's Garden here.
The Sculpture shall be approximately 8-12 feet tall, integrate color, and should call to mind stars and constellations — a common theme featured throughout the Garden. Moving or spinning elements will be encouraged. Artists shall note that one of the Garden’s primary purposes is to be a setting where children can use imagination and unstructured play as a means to remember their lost siblings and companion(s) and celebrate their shared time together. The Sculpture shall reinforce this purpose.
a. Is envisioned to conceptualize a spiritual release.
b. Shall promote childlike wonder and playfulness.
c. Shall emphasize spontaneous play instead of programmed behavior.
d. Shall not be overly refined, monumental, or heavy.
e. Shall not incorporate religious iconography.
f. Shall stand the test of time and age gracefully.
g. Ideally should demonstrate either in form and/or material, a relationship with the Garden’s features, especially the memorial wall.
h. Will be vandal resistant and withstand extreme environmental conditions (freezing, extreme temperature fluctuations, high winds, etc.)
i. Will be accessible for maintenance and upkeep.
j. Will not pose a risk of injury to the public (sharp points, slip hazards, etc.)
k. Will incorporate materials, fabrication techniques, finishes and coatings consistent with industry standards that result in an easily maintainable work of art.
Proposal evaluated at BPAC meeting, Notice to Proceed issued - 3/12/18
Installation of Sculpture at the Children's Garden - 10/1/18