Gateway Tower


Gateway Tower is a reconceptualization of one of the most iconic symbols of San Francisco, Coit Tower — exploring the identity of San Francisco, where we have come from and where we are going by re-imagining this iconic landmark out of reclaimed solid wood front doors from residences throughout San Francisco’s diverse neighborhoods.

For the better part of the last century, San Francisco has been a hub for culture, art and freedom of expression, not just for our nation but the world. However, in the last several decades skyrocketing property values have made living in San Francisco all but impossible for many people who have shaped this city’s identity. The murals within the interior of the Tower pay tribute to how art and diversity have shaped the identity of the city that we love.

Gateway Tower is a gift to San Francisco from local business resident, Unison — a home co-investment company that is pioneering innovative nancial models and revolutionizing pathways to homeownership in cities across the US. Unison’s headquarters are in San Francisco’s Financial District.

an Engineered Artworks Installation

Lead Artists: Sean Orlando & Tania Seabock

Collaborating Artists: Maurice Cavness, Ake Grunditz, Leslie Grunditz, Ubin Li, Olga Lopata, Jody Medich, Imogen Speer

Special Thanks: Port of San Francisco, Brooke Hopkins, Little Joe Fabrications, Jeremy Sugarman, Diamond Dave, Ryon Gesink, Tarn Schley, IBHU

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SF MOMA – Oakland Squared

A large-scale collaborative art project created by the Five Ton Crane arts collective

Oakland is our birth place, the the city that has given us the freedom and community to collaborate and flourish. In Oakland Squared we pay homage to the town we love so well with an exquisite corpse project that illustrates the emergent qualities arising from Oakland’s diverse city-scapes and populations, and the aesthetic experiment that is the 5TC collective.

From workers in the fruit packing district portrayed in braided fiber, to iconic Port of Oakland cranes constructed from Legos and tire walls, to freeway overpasses executed in shattered, mirrored mosaic—the resulting works comprise six stunning panels which, like Oakland itself, represent a collection of distinct and unpredictable parts coming together to make up a magnificent whole.
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Bay to Breakers Human Hamster Wheel

The Bay to Breakers Human Hamster Wheel is a custom kinetic human running wheel designed and fabricated for Zappos and Under Armour.
It was first exhibited at the 2015 Bay to Breakers Fort Mason event in San Francisco.
A custom and portable energy generating power system was designed to fit inside the base. Every time a participant runs inside the wheel, energy is generated to power any small device. Charge cell phones, power lights and much more.

Custom designed and fabricated to order.
Contact
us if you are interested in commissioning a Human Hamster Wheel of your very own.

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Nautilus Seed

Materials:
-Steel
-Wood

$8,000.00

SOLD- Private Collector


Nautilus Seed was created as part of Charismatic Expressions of a Microscopic World, a new series of metal sculpture inspired by seedpods and naturally forming geometric shapes found in nature. The series makes reference to micro-flora and -fauna, as well as vintage scientific illustrations of microscopic organisms.

Originally exhibited as part of Sean Orlando’s 2014 Artist in Residence at the de Young Museum
www.periscopeproject.org

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Germination

Materials:
-Steel
-Silicon Carbide
$8,000.00

Sold at Auction– Private Collector


Germination was created as part of Charismatic Expressions of a Microscopic World, a new series of metal sculpture inspired by seedpods and naturally forming geometric shapes found in nature. The series makes reference to micro-flora and -fauna, as well as vintage scientific illustrations of microscopic organisms.

Originally exhibited as part of Sean Orlando’s 2014 Artist in Residence at the de Young Museum
www.periscopeproject.org

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Seed Drone

Materials:
-Steel
-Jute

$4,000.00

Sold at Auction– Private Collector


Dendritic Seed Pod was created as part of Charismatic Expressions of a Microscopic World, a new series of metal sculpture inspired by seedpods and naturally forming geometric shapes found in nature. The series makes reference to micro-flora and -fauna, as well as vintage scientific illustrations of microscopic organisms.

Originally exhibited as part of Sean Orlando’s 2014 Artist in Residence at the de Young Museum.
www.periscopeproject.org

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Charismatic Expressions of a Microscopic World

Charismatic Expressions of a Microscopic World is a new series of metal sculpture inspired by seedpods and naturally forming geometric shapes found in nature. The series makes reference to micro-flora and -fauna, as well as vintage scientific illustrations of microscopic organisms.

Originally exhibited as part of Sean Orlando’s 2014 Artist in Residence at the de Young Museum
For more info, check out the Periscope Project website, hosted by the Public Programs Dept. at the de Young Museum
www.periscopeproject.org

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The Spectre of Flight

The Spectre of Flight

Articulated wings. The flickering of the candle creates a large distorted angelic shadow.

Wedding gift for Tiffany Lee Brown.

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Infrastructure

Infrastructure

An architectural commentary and examination of structure and design in relation to the human perception of objects and our environment.
(it’s that whole skin of the onion thing…)

-installed at the Worth Ryder Art Gallery

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Disintegration

Disintegration

I created this piece in memory of my grandmother Francis Orlando… my father’s mother. She was diagnosed with and suffered from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. I remember her slowly deteriorating over time until she lost all control of her muscles and bodily functions. She died when I was very young. It was purchased in 2005 by Charles Olsen and sits in his private collection.