Successful public spaces build community by providing places where people want to be. Public art anchors those spaces by creating attractions and destinations within the space, building an identity for the area, and delighting visitors. When creating public art, the artist must be a collaborator, a facilitator, and a service provider. Artistic skill is important, but more important is the ability to grasp the way the space will be used, and by whom, to create artwork that enhances the space and the visitor experience.
I create memorable public art by carefully evaluating the installation site and surrounding areas. I assess the needs of the individuals who will use and view the space, and design public art to address those needs, give context to the area, and enhance the space in exciting and creative ways. I strongly believe any public art that does not do all these things is a missed opportunity.