Serve and Protect, 2013
Public Art Commission
- Location: 475 S 300 E, Public Safety Building, SLC, UT 84111
- Material: Bronze
- Size: 38″ x 20’ x 20’
- Commission For: Salt Lake City Public Art Program
The sculpture depicts two hands side-by-side with their palms facing upward. The work is located in the plaza garden and designed to encourage touching and climbing. I wanted to come up with an idea that’s powerful and engaging. Firemen, police and first responders are courageous and put the public first and don’t think about what happens to them. They are there to protect you.
Serve and Protect, demonstrates the sign language―to serve. The same graceful hands which serve us are also hands strong enough to protect and care for us. This bronze sculpture reinforces the longevity of the force and is a solid reminder that our larger than life heroes will be there to Serve and Protect us all.