art & site specific public art

Marino and Heidel Studio
The sculpture “Accessing Knowledge”, the
accessibility of knowledge made possible through
utilize the bike shelter, the artistic steel panels are
positioned to maintain clear site lines, and address
visibility and safety concerns. The imagery and
Marquee’s are both way-finding mechanisms and
relate to library themes.  Designed to complement
both the contemporary architecture of the main
library structure and the industrial look of the bike
shelter itself, the architectural art screens and
signage tout bolts and a minimalistic approach.
While comprised of two flat screens and two signs, the artistic intent was to create a three-dimensional sculpture. The concept
is that the installed art work elevates the structure and the shelter itself becomesthe sculpture.  Because of the open nature of
the art works’ design it interacts with the landscape and is a window to the interspersed movements of children at play and
people coming and going to the library.
All rights reserved. All images copyright Angelina/Joel Heidel 2015

Also incorporated are ideas of musical notes/fonts,
captured in rhythmic shapes identifiable as people.
The strikingly different colors employed are an
acknowledgement to the diversity that comprise a
community. By choosing color combinations that
create tension, we are reminded that our individual
differences act as counterparts to each other,
ultimately resulting in a richer and more complete

The brightness of the colors suggests the
illumination of thought. Other imagery represents
the accessibility of knowledge. Here we see books
literally floating on our fingertips. While the abstract
movement of two hands rising can be perceived
as an action of desire and attaining intellectual
growth, within the movement of the hands, a key
hole/porthole to the journey of knowledge becomes