You Are Here
Boise Centre East, Boise Idaho
Project commissioned through The District; Boise Centre East Convention Center with art consultant Jacque Crist.
You Are Here is a site-specific work of art commissioned by the Boise Centre to celebrate the renovation and expansion of the Centre in 2018. This sculptural artwork can be viewed as an aerial map that features many local points of interest. The goal is to inspire viewers to look beyond the walls of the Convention Centre to the heart of the City and the extraordinary landscape that surrounds it. The bright, multicolored shapes in the center symbolize the vibrancy and diversity of the people, culture, growth and change that the City of Boise has been experiencing. The geometric shapes outlying the City represent regional surroundings such as the foothills, mountains, the river and agricultural land.
Inspired by vintage maps as well as modern mapping technologies like Google Earth, the artwork shifts perspectives from aerial views to elevations as well as depicting some topographical information. The 1,036 individual glass pieces are installed with a series of reliefs or tiers. The city center shapes project off the wall the furtherest and landscape features step back slowly as the glass panels reach the edge of the installation.