BUS HOME
2002
Steel, perforated steel, acrylic, concrete, paint, electric light
26' X 100' X 50'
A bus transfer station at the Pacific View mall in Ventura, California. Dennis Oppenheim contributed the transfer station footprint and the 36' high bus shelter. Other public facilities, including seating, drinking fountains, bike racks and telephones were developed with a team including an architect, a landscape architect, civil and structural engineers and transit operators. The bus center's public art component was funded by the City of Ventura's Cultural Affairs Division.
Artists' statement:
"Bus Home is a shelter. The work depicts the metamorphosis of a bus becoming a house. This frozen animation of one image into another takes the form of a looping corkscrew entering the ground and coming up again. It slowly transforms from a bus to a house... For the tired and often alienated traveler the experience of waiting wished to be intervened by the realization that the transaction will be complete. The passengers will arrive at their destination. They will arrive home."
Photo: Donna Grananta, Focus on the Masters
 
 
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