The City of Santa Clarita is looking for residents to vote for their favorite center piece artwork for the Newhall Roundabout Art Project. Residents have the opportunity to vote at City Hall in the first floor lobby.
Michael Clapper’s “Western Wheel” is an original art piece that speaks to the early days of film making in Santa Clarita. Utilizing the imagery of an abstracted, spiraling piece of film, this artwork will look dynamic at the center of the roundabout. Portrayed on the film cells will be a stylized cowboy on a galloping horse.
Michael Duffy’s “Facing the Sun, Facing the Future” is inspired by Santa Clarita’s first unique people and their original domestic architecture. The Tataviam house, or Ki’j was a framework of willow poles in a circle bent in at the top, to form a pointed dome. The art piece would be constructed in a similar fashion with stainless steel metal bands creating the framework, cast glass the spaces between, and programmed LED lights slowly changing the color and tone of the piece.
For more information about the Newhall Roundabout and the Art Pieces, visit Santa-Clarita.com.