Esperanza

PROJECT OVERVIEW

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Photo Credit: Joan Cusick
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Description:

“Esperanza” was created to serve as a beacon, welcoming the hard working, diverse community of south Sacramento. Though reminiscent of a temple, the arch is not intended to reference a particular culture or religion, but invites individual interpretation. The intricately cut steel temple-like structure evokes the feeling of a sacred and safe place, a metaphor for the importance of public transportation that serves this community. A text component, including such phrases as “I see you have a family to take care of” and “I see you searching for a better life” speaks volumes to this community. At its most elemental level, “Esperanza” serves as an inviting entrance to the station and community landmark.

PROJECT LOCATION

Transit System
"Esperanza" is located in the "Blue Line" light rail Franklin Station on Cosumnes River Boulevard, west of Franklin Avenue
Franklin Light Rail Station
Cosumnes River Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95823
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission
Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission
PROJECT DETAILS

Permanent
56,000
$50,000-$249,000
Percent-for-Art
Gateway
Metal
2015
2016