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Look Closely | Public Sculptures by Wowhaus
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Look Closely - Public Sculptures

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Look Closely is a series of 12 naturalistic, functional sculptures integrated into the landscape along the six block Doyle Street Emeryville Greenway. Rendered in a palette of natural hues, the collection of stone-like sculptures feature imagery of native flora and fauna drawn from the ecosystems of the Greenway. This imagery, etched in granite, is incorporated into the series of smooth, stone-like concrete sculptures amidst plantings. The sculptures provide seating and places of rest and respite. A Community Site Walk and participatory workshops informed the design of the artwork.

Commissioned by: Emeryville Public Art Program • Collaborated with Emeryville Recreation & Parks Department

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Founded in 1997, Wowhaus is a trans-disciplinary art and design team whose work spans public art, strategic planning, design and architecture. A collaboration between Scott Constable and Ene Osteraas-Constable, Wowhaus explores the common denominators of everyday life, the central question of how things, places and relationships acquire meaning. We embrace a systems-based, community-engaged approach, finding inspiration in the cultural, historical and ecological factors that shape a sense of place. Our projects connect individuals and communities to their current ecological and societal realities, aiming to strengthen the mutually beneficial potential of each.