Ley is a Los Angeles, Calif.-based artist trained as an architect who creates multi-dimensional public artworks using sustainable materials. His artworks often integrate art and architecture and engage technology and energy. His public artworks include Serial Departure, a temporary, shingled light wall for an arts non-profit in Los Angeles; Lumenscape, a large-scale installation located in the Solair Building above the Wilshire/Western Metro station in Los Angeles; and Sunset Canopies, a series of aluminum tree-like shade structures and parking garage canopy for a private, mixed-use development for the city of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
A panel of arts professionals, joined by Department of Finance and Administrative Services (DFAS) representatives, a fire fighter, community members from the Queen Anne and Interbay neighborhoods, and the fire station architect selected Ley from a pool of 113 applicants.
The project is commissioned with DFAS 1% for Art funds and administered by the Office.
Image: Rob Ley, Serial Departure, 2004, recycled acrylic, stainless steel, low energy LED backlighting. Temporary public art installation for an arts non-profit in Los Angeles, Calif. Photo courtesy of artist.