A challenging site specific project, creating a narrow front landscape design to complement the architecture of house. Custom galvanized steel water sculpture, planters and arbor - 2015/16
Elemental Light Totems
First large scale series of light totems after initial site specific work for clients. Twelve columns fabricated from recycled steel pipe, plasma cut organics, blasted & polished, painted interiors with LED lighting.
Halo Shade Structure
Radial shade sculpture for Koi Pond deck space at Dam Tsig foundation gardens. Wood and Painted steel fabricated to cantilever and create "sunspace", reflective pearlescent sky colored paint treatment, "bronzed" cedar slats for top pattern.
Public Art Commission - 1% for art project - site specific permanent installation for Ann Arbor Parks Department's renovation of Historic West Park
The site is a park that stands where the Allen Creek once ran. There are many issues with the natural space as a result of the City containing and burying the River. The remediation efforts include more natural spaces and areas that allow for natural wetlands.
The installation was concieved to work on the macro to personal scales and engage both the Theater and Park space of which it is a part. Centered on and around a new set of concrete benches opposite the park's band shell, the piece includes stone work integrated into the seating space, and meant as a bird's eye tree-form drawing as well as two steel tree-form sculptures that cap and contain the theater space. The forms play with both architectural and awning forms, while based on the beauty and symmetry of leaves forming a tree-form within themselves.
Toledo Zen Garden
Traven Pelletier and his colleague, Christopher Moore, worked on a special installation for the Toledo Museum of Art's exhibit: "Fresh Impressions: Early Modern Japanese Prints". The exhibit ran from Oct 4, 2013 thru Jan 1, 2014. Pelletier was commissioned to create a Japanese rock garden with a selection of stone, framing, placement and raking of stone field for installation.