Hands - San Jose, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 37° 21.946 W 121° 55.351
10S E 595410 N 4135994
Quick Description: Hands is large mural on a webbed surface alongside the parking garage at the San Jose International Airport.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/14/2010 2:34:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM9PJ2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 6

Long Description:
Hands is a mural located on the side of a parking garage at the San Jose International Airport. It is 70 feet tall and spans 1,200 feet.

Hands is mural of the hands of 54 Silicon Valley residents, representing a diverse cross-section, who are waving hello or goodbye to passengers

They were selected and assembled by Los Angeles-based artist Christian Moeller, then converted into a computer program that mapped where all the bits should be located on the wall and then 400,000 snap-on plastic disks were made to create a giant pixilated image on architectural chain-link mesh.

The mural can easily be viewed from Airport Boulevard Drive while driving by, but it's hard to stop. These pictures were taken from the bicycle path which parallels the road.

City: San Jose

Location Name: San Jose Airport Parking Garage

Artist: Christian Moeller

Date: 2010

Media: chain-link fencing, an inner layer of ¾-inch mesh for the background and an outer layer of 2-inch mesh that holds nearly 400,000 white PVC discs 2 inches in diameter, snapped in place by hand.

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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