I have always believed my office, which I spend more time in than I do at home, should be more than a box in a building. An office should inspire its inhabitants, express a little bit about whom you are, make you feel happy, and provide a positive attitude. While I am a law office, there is no reason why a law office must feel like a waiting room in a hospital.
When we moved into the offices in Symphony Towers we had a difficult time determining how to fill a 12 foot long wall. Artwork was the answer.
We’ve filled our offices with art featuring San Diego artist, Liem Lesperance, Chinese artist and art professor Rebecca Ruige Xu, and New Jersey artist and Art Professor Geraldine Velasquez. The walls of our space are now full of colorful and original works.
The most interesting artwork is created by Liam Lesperance, and is truly unique. The work, called ‘Latobius en Route’ consists of a variety of materials formed into pieces that appeal to the modern aesthetic. The composition may have you wondering: “What is going on here?” But knowing my background in aviation, and with the downtown in your peripheral vision out of the 12 foot tall windows it becomes clear that the artwork is part sky, part ground, and part aircraft all in motion with the San Diego skyline.
Artist Liam Lesperance says,
“With my artwork I am constantly striving to produce a form using advanced techniques, hopefully to beg the question, ‘how was this created?’ With the photography I wanted to reference many historic, social, and personal ideas. A collage was the perfect medium to accomplish this. Not only was I motivated to include images which would appeal to the law firm’s clients but also it was important to me the composition be a source of musing and relaxation for Mr. Velasquez. Therefore, the entire piece is intended to act as a unique thought field, providing to a degree, an instant work break conducive to the task.
The design of this piece combines an exposed metal sculpture with wood framed symbolic images. The aesthetic of this piece is focused to compliment the dominate sky view in this high-rise office while presenting a strong professional appearance. The concept is to provide a medium which connects the earth and sky hinting at a theme of flight. The sky component is represented by the blue photographs and the earth component is represented by the green photographs. Rectangular photographic framing is used to create a physical contrast to the oblong metal sculpture, and play off the architecture of Symphony Towers and the buildings below. The historic images of Charles Lindbergh provide an appeal to the San Diego community while referencing Mr. Velasquez’s own personal story.”