Byxbee Landfill Park – Pole Field, 1991
Located in the marshlands of Palo Alto, the overall design placed the park in a meaningful context with its surrounding location. A series of eleven sculptural elements in the park tie the site to its surroundings and express its characteristics in a metaphorical and sometimes informational way. For example, Pole Field was conceived as a series poles for birds to perch on. When they land and sit, they are always headed into the wind. The poles themselves draw attention to the aritifical and unstable nature landfill park. Many of the poles no longer stand vertical because of the subsidence of the garbage buried underneath.
Title: Byxbee Landfill Park – Pole Field, 1991
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Medium: telephone poles, concrete, steel
Park Size: 45 acres, Pole Field – 3 acres
Collaborators: Michael Oppenheimer, George Hargreaves and Associates
Sponsor: City of Palo Alto, California