Monday, July 28, 2014

Indio's "Local Gradient" Installed in Water Authority Lobby

(photo credit:  Crystal Chatham,
 The Desert Sun)
The latest enhancement to Indio's collection of large history-themed murals and public sculptures is its first interior public artwork, an assemblage sculpture installed on Thursday in the lobby of its Corporate Yard/Water Authority building.

The large-scale wall-mounted piece, "Local Gradient" by Phillip K. Smith, III, of The Art Office, is an array of 900 felt and acoustic board panels mounted on lobby walls and ceiling.  Artist Phillip K. Smith, III chose colors reminiscent of the Indio desert landscape.  The Art Office, based in Indio, is a multi-disciplinary studio for art, architecture and design.