I was selected by the Salt Lake City Public Design Board as one othe the artists to create 3’x3’ designs to be be cut out of steel and placed into a decorative fence lining the 337 Pocket Park.
To celebrate your artwork and the work of the City and Wasatch Community Gardens, Mayor Biskupski will officially announce the opening of the public park to the community on Friday June 29th 3:00 PM.
A two-story residential building once located at 337 South 400 East was under private ownership and scheduled for demolition in the summer of 2007. Prior to being demolished, property owner Adam Price invited over 100 artists of various disciplines to fill the 25,000- square-foot structure with art. The building, full from floor to ceiling with paintings, murals, sculptures and installations, received thousands of visitors and became a visual arts hub before it was destroyed. Later the vacant lot was sold to Salt Lake City Corporation and in 2015 a portion of the land was developed into a community garden managed by Wasatch Community Gardens. Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands has recently decided to create a pocket park west of the garden that will lead pedestrians from the sidewalk on 400 East to the garden and will also function as an inviting and engaging gathering place for the community. As a nod to the site’s art-infused history, the fence that will surround the pocket park has been designed to contain 24, 3’x3’, .25” thick, corten steel panels that will be laser cut with artists’ designs.