Public Art Installed on Lancaster Avenue

Posted by Stiles Mund Group on Monday, February 23rd, 2009 at 3:42pm.

FORT WORTH — Installation of Avenue of Light artwork will begin on Feb. 24, 2009. Commissioned by Fort Worth Public Art, which promotes tourism and economic vitality through artistic design of public spaces, the sculptures are on Lancaster Avenue between Lamar and Main streets.

Avenue of Light is a series of six, towering stainless steel illuminated sculptures designed by artist Cliff Garten. The sculptures will bring a bold visual rhythm and elegance to the southern edge of downtown Fort Worth, and serve as a catalyst for future economic development along the corridor.

Inspired by the art deco architectural details found in the grand lobby of the Texas & Pacific Terminal on Lancaster facing the installation, Garten used many of the same shapes as the basis for 100 laser-cut, stainless steel plates that comprise each sculpture. The plates are welded to an internal structure creating a vanished edge when viewed from different perspectives.

 “At eye level, portions of the sculptures will appear almost transparent,” Garten says. Varying in size, each plate is progressively turned slightly to create an overall shape that undulates as the sculpture soars to 35 feet high.

Source: City of Fort Worth

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