Visual Terrain

Santa Monica Public Safety Art Wall

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Visual Terrain collaborated with artist Michael Davis on creating a kinetic Art Wall for the Police & Fire Emergency Operation Center in Santa Monica, California.

Located in the main atrium of the building, this installation utilizes mixed media with sequenced lighting. Two 10’ panels of frosted azurlite glass are rear lit from narrow wall niches. The panels appear to interact with one another in sequences that make reference to the police and fire departments headquartered in the building. Chaos, represented by the appearance of fire, builds from the first floor to the second, then is calmed by the police, represented by the calming wave of blue that washes over it. These recurring themes of water, fire and stillness are repeated in multiple sequences throughout the day.

Award: 2004 Lumen West Award of Excellence

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