RoadWorks

Pierce County Road Operations
Central Maintenance Facility
Spanaway, WA


Funding Source: Pierce County Art Commission


This kinetic artwork, with no moving parts, hangs in the entrance lobby atrium of a new Pierce County Public Works Facility. The sculpture is an abstraction of a roadway system with side streets and arterials. LED-lit translucent boxes glow in sequence to convey the motion of vehicles along the roads.





A randomly varying number of vehicles is present on the system at one time, and each vehicle has its own behavior which the viewer can appreciate over time.