Artist Rob Ley will create a permanent artwork for Fire Station 20 on the west side of Queen Anne Hill. The fire station is expected to open in 2014 at 15th Avenue West and West Armour Street.
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.