Anne F. Crumpacker
“Ensō – Peloton”
90” in diameter x 7 1/2” in depth
Crosscut Bamboo and Irish Waxed Linen Thread
When one sees bicycle tires, one thinks circles. Within Zen design, the circle or Enso represents enlightenment as it is both bounded and boundless. Its edges are organic and irregular in form, symbolizing the imperfection that is part of existence. Circles also communicate the “collective unconscious” and complexity of the unknown as well as the heavenly universe.
20’ x 70’ x 8’ (H x L x W)
Steel with reflective paint and LED lights
COLOR CANE is a ‘platoon’ of 22 graceful columns. Composed of thin metal blades, each column spins freely around its colorful LED lit hub. Collectively they express the free spirit and vitality of Peloton’s residents and the Portland bicycle community.
Sean Healy of HealyThurston
108’ x 6’
Tempered Glass, cathedral art glass, silicone
The primary intent of Commuters is to create a visually arresting piece that works in harmony with the peloton ethos. The alternating glass wheels and their vibrant spokes create a strong sense of momentum and rhythm, while the diversity in wheel size embodies the variety of commuter traffic along N. Williams. The wheels overlap to exemplify the interdependency of each rider within the group. Each wheel’s spoke alignment subtly intersects with its neighbor, creating geometric patterns that serve to symbolize the interconnectedness and vibrancy of the Peloton community and the N. Williams community at large.
VeloMap (commute) – 24’ x 4’
Wayfaring Signposts – 8’ x 24” x 24”
All Stainless Steel
The three pieces that artist Hilary Pfeifer designed for Peloton all allude to mapping. VeloMap (commute) and (wanderlust) are attached to the west side of the inner woonerf wall, and are abstract interpretations of all the possible ways one could take to get from one point to another. The three Wayfaring Signposts located in the planting beds are an homage to the classic wooden wayfaring signs pointing to destinations near and far, and utilize the same visual language as the VeloMaps. The design elements for all of the screens and sculptures were initially created by hand with paper and scissors before being translated to computer for the final composition.
16’6″ tall x 14′ wide
Ash, Hemlock, White Oak, Walnut, Fir
The Williams Lobby Sculpture is designed to be engaging and to illicit a sense of discovery. Patterns will fade and emerge depending on viewer orientation and the play of light on the wood. The variety of shapes and structures that materialize will create a unique and ever evolving experience that rewards engagement. The artwork aims to mirror a community who thrives through cooperation and support by utilising peloton related shapes and strong geometric forms. Ideally, the piece will be a catalyst for conversation, reflection and thought.
8’ x 30’
The composition will, at a distance, use a low close up perspective as if looking through the layers of commuting cyclists. Three or four larger wheels spanning several panels will be subtly defined by a delicate pattern of varying diameter circles interspersed with a few sprockets. This varied perforation will add a sense of energetic movement up close while creating a larger design spanning the entire length of the hallway. Linear diagonals referencing different bicycle treads will accentuate the perspective of the angles interior hall. The tire tread lines will provide visual foreground for the more subtle wheels but also add a layer that represents a bird’s eye view of individual paths merging together or diverging depending on the angle of approach.