One of the most rewarding aspects of my work is to share it with residents and visitors in public spaces. That’s why I was thrilled to hear recently that I was selected as the artist to create a sculpture for Central Park in San Ramon, CA.
What interested me most when I heard about this opportunity was the varied community use of the park as well as the description by the Parks & Community Services Department that the work should "portray the sense of fun and family that San Ramon is known for." I enjoy designing work that is accessible and enjoyed by people of all ages.
As with most commissioned art pieces I’ve done, the process is lengthy. I’ve found that the most important thing I can do as the chosen artist is to listen, collaborate and compromise. This is the community’s art and should represent the quality of their community not only to residents but also to visitors.
I look forward to a trip to San Ramon, less than an hour east of San Francisco, in a couple of weeks to meet with their planning committee where we’ll discuss possible designs and direction on the first day and refine them on day 2. It is expected that the piece will be installed in late fall 2009.
I’m honored to have another piece of public art on the west coast.
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