This is part of the US Gov. General Service Administration ” Excellence in Design” program that seeks to incorporate contemporary art on new Federal projects. This is the branch of the Govt. that constructs new buildings. The program selects off of a roster and was our first commission for the public environment.
Commission 3 years ago. Took about 9 months to fabricate in our Seattle shop. Truck to the site in smaller parts and stitched together over a 2 week period.
• As you approach the border from the either nation, the freeway is lined with billboards that advertise goods or services to be purchased at Duty Free or otherwise.
• At the security zone and within the park the commercial advertising gives way to images of flags (in flowers or otherwise), large directional signage or other official customs related signage.
• By Spring the work will be surrounded by knee-high meadow grass and clover