SKY TO EARTH
Division Street Station, I-205 Route
Tri Met Public Art Program
Custom color vinyl chain link fence, steel
18′ x 360′ x 16′
The design of the artwork relates specifically to the nature of the site and the alignment of the light rail track as well as dealing with the striking openness and topography of the land where the station and access paths will be located. The artwork rides the visual and experiential edge between all the site’s characteristics.
The site is an intense place with an expansive, open landscape framed by freeway lanes on one side. It can be viewed at many speeds and angles. The other sensory and physical undercurrent here is the sky and the wind. The wind appears to be nearly a constant. The grasses ripple elegantly and somewhat hypnotically, registering the caprice of the wind’s directions from moment to moment.
Within this landscape, the fence is a flowing, changing sculptural line of one color and a form that shifts between solid.
Is it a fence or is it a work of art?
–World Fence News