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BJ Katz

Spirit of Service
8í x 40í
Steel, Painted Glass

Desert Breeze Police and Fire Station, Chandler, AZ. Silk screened and Painted high fired enameled paints in laminated glass panels mounted to powder coated steel framework. The Chandler Arts Commissionís goal was for a public art project to represent the police and fire departmentís commitment to service and their relationship to the community. The installation is exterior painted, tempered and laminated glass in a metal framework. For this project, I worked with the police and fire departments, the Historical Museum and the Chandler Arts Commission in obtaining suitable photographs. We also took some photographs around town so that I could show similar location shots from historical photos and the present. In creating the artwork I considered hundreds and hundreds of photographs, and selected those few that are now in the artwork. Art Consultant; Eric Faulhaber, Chandler Arts Commission. Glass Fabrication; Derix Glasstudios, Germany