"C'era Una Volta"
Public Art Projects / Trinity Place, San Francisco, California
"C’era Una Volta"
Location: Trinity Place, San Francisco, California
18 sculptural elements designed for Trinity Plaza / Completed: 2016
Located in the heart of San Francisco, C’era Una Volta is an immense environmental public plaza design for Trinity Place which transforms this public plaza into a place of engaging mystery and unfolding meaning. Inspired by classical icons of beauty and the stone quarries from which these ancient sculptures were made, C’era Una Volta re-envisions and abstracts classical forms using contemporary digital technologies. Historical fragments appear in transformed ways throughout the central garden and walkways. Paving artworks play with perspective, one of the prime interests of classical and Renaissance artists. Ultimately, this artwork is more than a series of objects. It is an immersive experience created through engagement with an unassumingly unique location within the city.
Size: 92 x 36.5 x 26.5 ft. / Material: 3/16 grade Stainless Steel
The “Venus” sculpture being one of 17 art elements is the centerpiece of Trinity Place's Piazza is a 92-foot stainless steel sculpture which is only slightly shorter than the Statue of Liberty as measured from heel to crown.
This abstracted figure is adapted from the ancient Greek sculpture known as Venus de Milo or Aphrodite of Milos (circa 130 to 100 BC), which depicts the Greek goddess of love and beauty.
8 of the 18 sculptural elements designed for the plaza / Material: Carrara Marble
2 of the 18 sculptural elements designed for the plaza
Size: 84 x 32 x 32 in. / Material: 19mm Crystal Glass Layers
Three glass bollards that have a mysterious abstracted classical form within. Daylight illuminates the core form and at night the illumination is from within.
Community Table : Mensa
1 of the 18 sculptural elements designed for the plaza / Material: Carrara Marble