The Flame of Inspiration
Commissioned by the city of Fremont, CA, "The Flame of Inspiration" stands over 22ft tall and is mad of stainless steel and cast glass. It sits in Inspiration Plaza, (hence, it's called "The Flame of Inspiration") and was designed under the premise that Fremont, as part of the San Francisco bay area, is an area well known as the present day epicenter of technological innovation. The piece represents the beginning sparks or "flame" of inspiration that innovation begins with. The structure and colored glass panes are meant to emulate the same purpose of cathedrals from the 1600s - a place people can go to sit and contemplate in the presence of something beautiful. It is a piece that represents the beginnings of all great ideas and the motives that fuel them as a society.
Location: Fremont, California
Materials: Stainless Steel and cast glass
*Glass by Dierk Van Keppel of Rock Cottage Glassworks
Installed September of 2021