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Fire Station #2: Public Artwork

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The site-specific artwork, titled And Then…, was created by the artist team of Ingram Ober, Marisol Rendón-Ober, and Chuck Moffit for Bayside Fire Station No. 2. Completed in 2018, the artwork is located at the corner plaza of the fire station at the intersection of Cedar Street and Pacific Highway. Inspired by the idea of an architectural “ruin,” the anchor for the artwork is a rectilinear concrete form meant to appear as if a block of the façade has “crumbled” off the northwest corner of the building. Trumpet vine-like sculptural elements, terrazzo filigree scrolls, and metal “tendril” inlay crawl over and envelope the “ruin” block as if overtaking the surface. A musical composition gently broadcasts from the sculptures engaging viewers in an intimate and emotional way, while also referencing the ambient noises of the fire station. The artists, playing off visual parallels between architecture, fire hardware, growing vines, and brass Victrola resonating horns, have created a rich and layered experience for viewers.

875 W. Cedar St., San Diego, CA 92101

Project Owner/Developer:
City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture

Contact Name/Email:
Christine Jones, ChristineJ@sandiego.gov

Project Architect/Designer:
Ingram Ober, Marisol Rendón-Ober, and Chuck Moffit

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1 Comment

  1. Ingram Ober

    Proud to be nominated.


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