The concept was created as part of a competition organized by UCLArts and Westfield. We were semi-finalists although our design was not selected for construction.
The main challenge of the brief was creating an artwork that could fit in the specific location of the outdoor escalator entryway. The piece would be suspended between two beams, so had to weigh less than 2000 lbs. As well as holding up to the elements, the piece also would be viewed from both sides, as well as have night time visibility.
As part of the semi-finals, Westfield commissioned physical prototypes. We created a 1:1 scale prototype of a 40″X40″ section of the sculpture. It was an adventure that included many hours at the SF Techshop.