The Anemone Canopy, creates an immersive pedestrian experience that transforms the everyday into something unexpected, inspiring and contemplative. Anemone creates a restful place to engage in conversation with neighbors, or a moment of pause to enjoy the animated play of light and shadow created by the artwork’s intricate geometric structure. It is inspired in part by the California native Anemone plant. Known as the “windflower” or “daughter of the wind” (from the Greek word anemos - the wind), the plant’s long stems suspend delicate translucent petals of vibrant color. Another inspiration for the canopy were gothic fan vaults which give visitors the impression of walking through a light-filtering forest canopy. Anemone's perforated shade panels are made of Corian, while the framework is made of custom bent steel tube.
Anemone is a permanent public artwork installed in Albany, California in 2017. The proposal passed the Albany Arts Commission Review, a Planning and Zoning review, and was ultimately approved by the Albany City Council.
Location: Albany, California
Design: Jason Kelly Johnson & Nataly Gattegno
Fabrication Team: Ji Ahn, Ezra Connor, Ripon DeLeon, Joel Frank, Jeff Maeshiro, Marianna Munguia-Chang, Carlos Sabogal, Emily Saunders, Natalie Abbott (Phase 2)
Exhibited at: The Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA
Consultants: ADBC Architecture