“A nurse log is a fallen tree which, as it decays, provides ecological facilitation to seedlings.” – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nurse_log A short trip from our shop to the site, we transported “Nurse Column” to it’s home at the southern edge of Guild’s Lake Industrial Sanctuary. The first of three pieces that celebrate […]
A snowy one week installation of three sculptures on the lower Chesapeake. The sculptures are designed to be highly site responsive, located between Park Ave, Harbor Park commuter Amtrak Station and the light rail Tide Station. See installed sculptures here.
Norfolk Sculpture Series seen driving by on I-264 out of downtown Norfolk,VA toward Virginia Beach. The video begins with Harbor Park, Tides Station and train when the Ship Shell appears , after which the Signal Carrier and Stealth Reef can be seen in front of the Amtrak Station just before […]
Ship Shell, Signal Carrier and Stealth Reef are all nearing completion in our fabrication shop. Excited to see them installed on-site! Go here too see the designs for all three pieces.
We have just completed the design for a new suspended sculpture for Lower Columbia College’s recently completed Health and Life Sciences building in Longview, WA. The sculpture titled Blossom of Life, celebrates Longview’s growth from the surrounding forest and trees. Merging this tree origin with a new Health and Science building, […]
We had a successful installation with the fantastic help of ODOT at the new Willamette River Bridge in Eugene, OR. Putting up the columns. Placing the basket. Placing the flowers. Completed Camas Basket. Thanks to everybody for making it so smooth!!
We are excited to begin working on a proposal for a new addition to the public art at LCC. (Lower Columbia College). Check back for future post with design drawings/ models.
We’ve received final design approval for three new sculptures in NW Portland! We are very excited to get further into the structural design, detailing and fabrication. Here’s a couple pictures showing some material samples we produced during schematic design. Except for the ironwork which is part of the design work […]
We have received final design approval for a series of three sculptures for the new Harbor Park Amtrak Station located along the Elizabeth River trail in Norfolk, Virginia.
Selected to develop sculptures in the public courtyards of a new development in Northwest Portland, we are excited to be working close to our studio.
We’ve completed fabrication on the Camas Basket sculpture, which will soon be installed along I-5 in Eugene, OR.
We are excited to announce we’ve been selected to do a sculpture series for the city of Norfolk, VA.
rhiza A+D has been selected as part of the design team to develop public art along a new public transit route in Fresno, CA
One of our largest public art projects to date, the Oregon State Hospital sculpture series, “Sheltering Landscapes”, is installed.
After completing the design, fabrication and installation of a public art series on Alberta Street, local businesses hosted a dedication ceremony.
Designed, fabricated and installed by Portland’s rhiza A+D (with support from PDC and Summit Group), this sculptural paean to the Port of Portland is composed of brushed aluminum and stainless steel. Part aeronautic wing, part voluminous cloud, “Cloud Cavu” is formed around the experience of arriving and departing by plane […]
Located on the north side of the I-5 Willamette River Bridge at the Whilamut Natural Area, “Camas Basket” marks arrival into and departure from the fertile Willamette Valley. The piece speaks to the future as a paean to growth and change. Emerging from the ground, segmented, galvanized steel stalks bend […]
We are excited to announce that we have been selected and our design accepted for a public art enhancement project at Trimet’s MAX Mt Hood stop in Cascade Station. We were asked to create a welcoming gateway for passengers arriving (and departing) on light rail to PDX Airport. Our concept developed by imagining an aviation engineer who is given the task of designing and building a cloud.
A series of 13 Rain Shelter Sculptures recall elements of earth, sky and vegetation within the enclosed brick walls of the new buildings courtyards. Emerging out of the interior landscapes, the sculptures visually soften the buildings rectilinear backdrop while allowing courtyard inhabitants to engage their surroundings at a tactile bodily […]