Sports Tag

It is the 50th anniversary for the Portland Trailblazers and we were asked to switch out the photos in the players hallway at the Moda Center,   Working with the Arakawa cable system gives us this opportunity to switch out artwork and continue the timeless presentation.

Portland Trailblazers 50th Anniversary

All hung up

 


I recently got a call from my long-time client, the Blazers, to come and take a look at some things they were thinking about doing in their newly remodeled practice space in Tualatin. They had some items—Blazers art— of an awkward shape and size their facilities folks weren’t comfortable with mounting on the wall. Bill Branch, assistant general manager, has a really creative mind in addition to being just an all-out nice human being. He wanted to make an artistic display of some out-of-commission basket balls in his office as well as re-hang some photographs I had mounted for them on bamboo a couple of years ago.

I love the idea of using the everyday objects of your work environment and re-imagining them as stand-on-their-own art or visual pieces. It really brings the space into holistic focus. But, as you know, not everyone knows how to hang a three dimensional object in a way that looks fresh and unfettered. It just so happens I had the perfect hardware to float the balls off the wall (it’s called Invisi Ball – doesn’t that just figure?).

I brought along my best installer to do this, as well as mount a large Blazer’s insignia cut from a thin sheet of plexi layered with metal. The facility guys were really worried about this one! Next up for the Blazers is a do-over of their family room. This needs to be a comfortable space for spouses and kids to hang out while they wait for their players. Stay tuned!