This piece explores the collision of natural and manmade landscapes in a single object suspended by its history. The steel structure is a scale model of the Herbst Pavilion (the site of the installation) that was dropped into the San Francisco Bay for eight and a half weeks. Once it was pulled out it was suspended in the pavilion by a crane built from wood and covered in bay mud. This crane is roughly the same scale as a functioning boom crane once installed in the Herbst Pavilion during its time as a port of embarkation. The piece was installed with the intent to displace the same amount of space and recreate a sightline in the pavilion from its past.
The wall installation was developed as a way of synthesizing research. The blueprint was hand painted onto the wall, each print eludes to the inspiration for a part of the sculptural installation, and the video offers a hint of the journey the steel sculpture took to arrive at the pavilion. The addition of the masonry twine gives the viewer a chance to connect each element on the wall, while following the path of conceptualization that was taken to arrive at the final sculptural installation.