Portland, Maine, USA, 2004
Jewel Box, a bus shelter for Portland’s Monument Square, is composed of a series of faceted surfaces abstracted from features of Maine’s marine environment. The roof form is derived from a lobster tail, cast iron perimeter panels from barnacles, and angled holographic and blue glass windows from waves. The shelter is visually connected to a traditional Civil War monument, pointing to the city's past while its soaring abstracted form acts as an icon of Portland's vibrant present and future.
Jewel Box was commissioned by the Portland Public Art Program and fabricated by CWDC Inc.