Orange in Motion

Orange in Motion

Oversized oranges, orange flowers and leaves float over colorful ribbons with city history facts pierced through the panels.  A colorful mural behind the metal encourages movement. Public Art project for the City of Orange and Orange County Transit Authority.

Santa Fe Depot, Orange, Ca.

2 walls, 12’ apart, each 8.5’ x 36’ x 1.5”
stainless steel, stainless steel with resin powder coat, acrylic paint

22 history facts are arranged in order on pierced colorful metal ribbons. Full text is below.

Orange in Motion morning
Orange in Motion, detail

Text of History Ribbons

Day Side

  1. 1810 Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana

  2. 1868 A. Chapman, A. Glassell given land

  3. 1871 town site of Richland laid out

  4. 1872 1st school, orange groves

  5. 1873 Post Office

  6. 1873 renamed Orange

  7. 1874 1st stores

  8. 1877 Southern Pacific Railroad

  9. 1885 Orange Tribune

  10. 1887 1st passenger train

  11. 1888 City of Orange incorporated


Evening Side

  1. 1888 Santa Fe Train Depot

  2. 1900 telephones, electricity, sewers

  3. 1903 Orange High School

  4. 1929 St Joseph Hospital

  5. 1931 Santiago Canyon Dam, Irvine Lake

  6. 1952 Orange Unified School District

  7. 1954 Chapman College

  8. 1962 55 freeway

  9. 1971 Mall of Orange

  10. 1982 Plaza Historical District

  11. 1993 Metrolink