Client: John O’Connell
Commission: John Muir Health Hospital
Category: Public Art
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Date: November 2023
Gizmo Art Production, Inc. had the pleasure of fabricating “Uplifting Together” in collaboration with artist Joseph O’Connell, founder and creative director of Creative Machines. As of November 1st, Gizmo successfully completed the installation of “Uplifting Together” at the John Muir Health Hospital in Walnut Creek, CA. This piece will provide guests of the wing a serene view and calming space to inhabit during their visit. The 19 foot high aluminum sculpture sits flat against an outdoor facade of the hospital, and boasts a myriad of colorful orbs at the end of sprawling branches, lit by specialty LEDs.
We were lucky enough to have the opportunity of conducting a Q+A with artist Joseph O’Connell to learn a little bit about some of his inspirations, his life in public art and his experience working as both the fabricator and with a fabricator like Gizmo Art Production.
Read our Q+A with Joseph O’Connell here.