Concreteworks collaborated with Kreysler and Associates, and artists Eduardo Pineda and Joaquin Newman to create the "Codex to the Future" tiles in the outdoor amphitheater at the REACH Ashland Youth Center near San Lorenzo, Ca.
The project came about when Eduardo and Joaquin won a competition which funded the art installation through the Alameda County Arts Commission. The center is located in an unincorporated community between San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and Castro Valley.
The idea and inspiration for the installation was to create tiles that consisted of a "universal visual language" made up of images similar to hieroglyphics, that could tell a story about the community for generations to come. The language was created by local youth and their families, in partnership with the artists, Eduardo and Joaquin.
Concreteworks, in collaboration with Kreysler and Associates, fabricated a mold of the tiles and cast them in concrete to be placed around the amphitheater.
Stay tuned to the Concreteworks blog for more collaborations with Kreysler and Associates.
And check out more of Concreteworks Public Art pieces here.
A public opening will be held at the REACH Ashland Youth Center Saturday, June 1, 2013
16335 E. 14th Street, San Leandro CA 94578
"Codex to the Future" is:
- From the Collection of the County of Alameda commissioned by the Alameda County Arts Commission on behalf of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors specifically for REACH Ashland Youth Center.
- This artwork is part of the Alameda County Public Art Collection. It was commissioned by the Alameda County Arts Commission on behalf of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors specifically for REACH Ashland Youth Center.