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Convergence

Artist
Matt Dehaemers
Year
2011
Artwork Type
Sculpture
Media & Support
Lithocrete, carved boulder
Department
Fire
Location
Fire Station 156
24525 Copperhill Drive
Santa Clarita, CA
District
5
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Location

Latitude: -118.566677 - Longitude: 34.454189
Image: Convergence

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Description

Artist Matt Dehaemers designed a fire pit for the station’s exterior courtyard. The surface is richly colored and patterned in lithocrete, and the “pit” is a carved-out boulder.

About the Artist

Matt Dehaemers received his B.F.A. from Creighton University and his M.F.A from the University of Wisconsin.  Dehaemers has exhibited his artwork since 1996 and has been commissioned for various public art projects throughout the United States.  His projects were recognized four consecutive years (2004-2007) by the Public Art Network’s “Year in Review,” a prestigious, annual selection of the best new public artworks in the nation. Dehaemers writes, “I want to create a space that honors the story of the LA County firefighter representing aspects of honor, duty, courage, compassion and perseverance, while creating a space for communal gathering and solitary, peaceful reflection.”