Grateful Hearts

Sept 2022

Avondale, AZ

A show of love for first responders, placed outside the newly constructed Avondale Fire Station No 175, located in Avondale, AZ. The quote is from Cesar Chavez, expressed in both English and Spanish:

“Grant me courage to serve others – For in service there is true life.”
“Concédeme valor para servir a los demás – Porque en el servicio hay verdadera vida.”

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Al Querido

May 2021

Avondale, AZ

Stephen Fairfield: Original Concept, fabrication, project management
David Olsen: Computer 3d renderings & fabrication CNC files Lighting design and programming

Created for “Avondale Celebrates 75 years as a City” movement.

Made out of perforated stainless steel sheets, the smaller hearts are fitted with LEDs to illuminate themselves. Smaller hearts are supported and suspended by a tree of pipe-supports inside the larger main heart.

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The Herb Garden

February 2021

Thibodaux, LA

The Herb Garden is a 20 foot tall, monumental stainless steel new media sculpture (LEDs, electronics, motion sensors, proprietary computer programming) created as a placemaker for the Chef John Folse Culinary Art School and its associated bistro at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA.

The Herb Garden is so named as it includes a range of expressionistic sculptural elements (containing thousands of LEDS) of herbs used to create the unique flavors in Louisiana cuisine: dill, chili, okra, sassafras, parsley. The sculpture is alive with colors and changing patterns, serving as a placemaker for Bistro Ruth and the culinary art school, so that passersby on the nearby road might be drawn to the site to see what the beautiful changing colorful patterns are all about.

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