Travelers

Client
City of Huntsville
Location
Huntsville, AL
Completion date
September 2022

This installation is grounded in Huntsville's history while celebrating the city's trajectory into the future, informed by engagement with community foundation stakeholders, the arts commission and Huntsville city administration officials. The word "traveler" has several associations.

This installation is grounded in Huntsville's history while celebrating the city's trajectory into the future, informed by engagement with community foundation stakeholders, the arts commission and Huntsville city administration officials. The word "traveler" has several associations. The floors of Huntsville's historic textile mills are embedded with thousands of ring travelers that once twisted raw fiber into finished thread. In addition, Huntsville's identity is entwined with the history and the future of space travel. And today, as a global STEM center, Huntsville leads the world as we travel into a tech-driven future.┬áCirculating through the site, these art installations serve as a visual link between Big Spring Park and the Community Foundation park, each installation exploring the theme of trajectory.

This design, including the curved, semi-circular arrangement of the benches, minimizes physical barriers and promotes social interaction, making the space more conducive for deaf and HoH individuals to engage in group discussions and gatherings. Pictured: Travelers in Huntsville, Alabama by RDG. Photo by Thomas Grady Photography.
Travelers creates a gateway experience along the southern edge of Big Spring Park.
At dusk, the spheres glow as beacons, illuminated by in-grade LED fixtures.
See Travelers in action.