The work shown here is a physical model used for the rendering of a virtual reality public art project entitled "Broadway Augmented". The project was produced by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, California State University, Sacramento and the Greater Broadway Partnership – the Business Association for the neighborhood in which the project will take place. For more information on "Broadway Augmented" and to discover works by other artists involved, please visit:
The work I proposed and fabricated for my portion of the Broadway Augmented public art project are lanterns in the shape of a house with its mirrored bottom haif that will float above the sidewalk. This Lantern had been inspired by signage mounted outside a Chinese “Benevolent Society” along Broadway in Sacramento. The signage, located above the doors, are in the shape of lanterns, of which each is adorned with Chinese character. Much of Broadway and the joining neighborhoods have deep-rooted generational connections to many Asian cultures. This project consists of two versions of this Asian inspired lantern, which display the characteristics of many houses found in Sacramento and all over North America. The physical model is made from translucent acrylic sheet and is supported by a fabricated steel structure.