Andrew Hill's Dream

Andrew Hill High School
San Jose, CA

• Bill Gould, Jessica Eastburn & Bailey Spence
• Completed in 2017
• Medium: Laser-cut Steel & Steel Cable

To accommodate outdoor events, a central stage was created with a 32 ft. high cut-steel stage backdrop. The steel panels were created by superimposing a high-resolution image of redwood trees onto steel. Local artist, Jessica Eastburn, interpreted the redwood tree image and translated it into positive and negative space to create the line work. The linework was then cut-out of steel, allowing light to come through and creating intricate shadows. The 22 panels were mounted within a structural frame, creating the overall composition of soaring redwoods. Steel cable was woven and suspended from the steel backdrop structure and LED lights were strung from the cable to add ambiance and lighting for events.