Bay Terrace, Tacoma, Washington, 2014
For the specific site, I chose the SW Plaza – Community Center Connection to Building A in the corner of Court G and S. 27th Street. In the overall site design concept, this area is called “Active Zone,” where main entry, drop-off, woonerf, and shared space are considered. Although the woonerf concept was eliminated, its functions remained with the distinct gateway, benches, plants, and bicycle parking. My big idea is to create a community gathering place. It is not a playground, or café, or park. I want to create this place to be inspiring, welcoming, and a safe area. I explored how my sculpture will influence its surrounding space and area, including light, sound, movement, texture, and color. TransFORM is a sculpture, a gateway and a bench that reflects comfort and a solid sense of security. It is a metaphor and an anchor for people who are having a transforming experience in their lives.
The size is approximately 72” in length, 24” in height and 18” in depth.
Commission Agencies: City of Tacoma and Tacoma Housing Authority