Gizmo worked with the artist to develop the shape of the sculpture using 3d design programs.
“One Oak, is a sculpture for public space in downtown Oakland, honoring oak’s importance to the culture of the native to the region Muwekma Ohlone tribes, standing in for the many oak groves in Oakland’s past and paying homage to the few remaining trees in Oakland. The sculpture’s multiple reflective canopies will offer shelter and light to the pedestrian along 13th street and in front of the Tribune Building. Its brass inlay “roots” will recreate the road map of Oakland, referencing the history of the site and its connection to the Oakland’s Key System.” Taraneh Hemami
Steel, Stainless Steel, Color and Dichroic Acrylic, Brass inlay
Commissioned by Carmel Partners
Curator Artsource Consulting