Santa Clarita Fire Station 104 by Anne-Elizabeth Sobieski
Client: Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture Work: Fabrication with assistance from Tim Carey Studio, & Installation Category: Artist & Designer Collaboration Materials: Fused Glass Place: Santa Clarita Fire Station 104
Anne-Elizabeth recently completed a series of fused glass windows for fire station 104 in Santa Clarita, California, a project commissioned by the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture. For the project, Anne-Elizabeth enlisted South Pasadena-based Judson Studios, who will fabricate the windows based on Sobieski’s designs and direction. Longtime Santa Clarita firefighter Rich Hall, also an artist, acted as a liaison on the project.
The theme of “fire” has played an integral part in Anne- Elizabeth’s life: when she was 17 years old, her childhood home in Pasadena burned to the ground in an electrical fire. Today, decades later, her two grown sons are Emergency Medical Technicians. In creating the windows for the fire station, Sobieski wanted their design and imagery to capture the tradition, camaraderie, service and excellence that reflect the life of a firefighter.