The proposed partnership between Gizmo Art Production and artist Scott Oliver began in 2014, when Gizmo was selected to build and install Oliver’s piece “Points of Departure”. Recently the piece has been installed in the Masonic Plaza, where three significantly tall posts stand symbolizing the directions in which various passers by have told Oliver they were headed. This piece is made of aluminum, cut using our water jet then painted with carbothane and later covered with vinyl lettering.
Scott Oliver’s piece states directions in terms of the destinations people have gone and told him about when asked, for example “to my apartment” or “to the hospital” and also the directions of various landmarks throughout the city. Colorful and bright, “Points of Departure” highlights the dynamism of both the Masonic cross streets and the city of San Francisco itself. The San Francisco Chronicle also features this piece in their article “New Signs at Transit Hub Offer Art, Not Assistance”, https://www.sfchronicle.com/art/article/New-signs-at-transit-hub-offer-art-not-assistance-13158860.php.
(photos provided by Scott Oliver-Facebook)
To see even more of this piece and it’s installation process, check out @pointsofdeparturepublicart on Facebook!