The public art piece is the centerpiece of Abbott Square.
Client: Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
Category: Sculpture Fabrication
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Date: May 2015
“In 2014, we held an international competition to design the major public sculpture that soars overhead in Abbott Square: BEACON, created by Gyroscope, Inc. and built by Gizmo Productions.” Gizmo fabricated the steel mirrored wall cladding and the suspension system from which the buoys hang.
The piece was engineered to hold the weight of the boys over many years. Gizmo designed the custom installation for the “Beacon” Gizmo rented high reaches to place the mirrored panels and the hanging system.
“We developed a plan for a food experience featuring many diverse chefs from across the region and recruited an amazing partner for the Abbott Square Market, John McEnery IV, who led the development of the successful San Pedro Square Market in San Jose. We also attracted significant lead grants and donations from national foundations and local individuals who believe in the power of the project to build community.”