2014: SBX / Cal State University San Bernardino

The Blue Tree project engages the removal of a tree from the California State University San Bernardino campus. The loss of this pine tree had been deemed necessary to develop a new station on the line of the more efficient sbX Rapid Transit system. We worked for 8 weeks with art students to document the tree removal process. Photographs of the tree are printed into glass windshield panels within the new station and work produced with students was exhibited on campus at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum.

site: California State University San Bernardino client: Omnitrans sbX Bus Rapid Transit
artist Team:Freya Bardell and Brian Howe with students from Department of Art project manager: Lesley Elwood subcontractor: Glasmalerei Peters GLASMALEREI PETERS GMBH ph. +49 (0) 52 51 - 160 97 - 0
medium: Wood, milk paint, tempered glass, video, social media, time-lapse photography dimensions: Phase 1: 45 ft x 18 Ft x 14 Ft, Phase 2: eight glass panels at 5 Ft x 5 Ft construction techniques: chainsaw, boom lift, paint sprayer, ceramic frit glass printing
contractors: Griffith Company, California State University San Bernardino