Coronado Seniors was originally built in 2007. There are three art elements; the entry gate, two lanterns and a planter surrounding the rare Canary Island Palm tree. I had developed the original theme around the idea that human aging could be represented with weaving. It can show worn things (people) can have grace and beauty.
I loved the concept of ‘woven’ to describe a life interconnected, and so I didn’t want to loose that aesthetic in this renovation.
The gate and lanterns are made of woven copper bands on a steel support. The lanterns have blue glazed clay forms that the light shines onto.
The planter was re-done in June of 2022 as there were issues. The re-do is now concrete. I designed it so there is a vertical band that goes around it that has a woven motif. I made a urethane stamp to achieve this look. 7’ tall by 40 feet in circumference. I pushed the stamp into a Buddy Rhodes vertical concrete mix. Then stained it and sealed. The large part of the concrete casting was done by Sun Country Builders, in specific, Gerry Prado. (thanks!)
The Developer is San Diego Interfaith Housing. Studio E were the architects Harry Mestanyck on Landscape Architecture. Speaking of re-dos, Harry is now an amazing ceramicist.