Public Art

Supporting Structures: A Community Arts Project
Angels Gate Cultural Arts Center
San Pedro, California 
February 9- January 9, 2015 
Fausto Fernandez with members of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters and the Pile Drivers, Bridge, Dock and Wharf Builders Local Union 2375

Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) exhibition cycle 2013-2015 explores how stories within the community shape the collective consciousness in San Pedro and South Bay area. For 2014, Los Angeles based artist Fausto Fernandez was selected to work on the next iteration of the exhibition cycle.
The collaboration marks the beginning of a year-long partnership with the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, the Pile Drivers, Bridge, Dock and Wharf Builders Local Union 2375 whereby AGCC will explore the stories of members and their families, the history of the labor movement in San Pedro and how this impacts the community at large.
These photos show the research and installation process. Bridge, Dock and Wharf Builders Local Union 2375
3601 South Gaffey Street
San Pedro, California 90731

 Tailplane Patterns 2013

Artist: Fausto Fernandez
Fabricator: Advance Terrazzo

 440 x 40’ terrazzo floor
44th Street Sky Train Station
Phoenix Arizona

Four artist-designed terrazzo floors at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s PHX Sky Train have been named “2013 Job of the Year” by the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association (NTMA). The award was given to Advance Terrazzo, the Phoenix firm that produced the floors.
Painter Fausto Fernandez tapped his love of layered colors and mechanical shapes to design a floor inspired by the outline of an airplane’s horizontal stabilizer, known as a tailplane. Fernandez used ten colors to create the platform’s rhythmic geometric patterns and sweeping bands. He heightened the floor’s reflective qualities by adding aggregates of recycled, crushed glass and mirror.
The Sky Train’s terrazzo floors were commissioned through the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program with Aviation percent-for-art funds. The city’s Public Art Program and Aviation Department partnered over the past six years to integrate the terrazzo into the Sky Train stations.

Learning Music Music Part I (Learning Music) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

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Flowing Overlapping Gesture
Temporary installation in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Artist Fausto Fernandez
Site-specific artwork for Scottsdale Waterfront
Commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art
Technical design by Shane Henson, Tempe
Foam cutting by All Dimensions Foam, Mesa
Project generously supported in part by Erik Reinhard
and All Dimensions Foam, Rusty James II and Mesa Plumbing

Short documentary of "Flowing overlapping gesture, 2010"


Photograph by Marilyn Szabo 


Please visit Scottsdale Public Art for more information on all Public Art projects. link to website HERE