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SOMETHING HAPPENED ON THE OLD ROAD Series

Artist
Henk Pander
Year
2008
Artwork Type
Painting
Media & Support
Oil, gesso, varnish on linen
Dimensions
5 ft.x 8 ft.* (1.5 x 2.4 m)
Department
Fire
Location
Fire Station 108
28799 Rock Canyon Drive
Santa Clarita, CA
District
5
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Location

Latitude: -118.514652 - Longitude: 34.368743
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Description

Fire Station 108 serves the region of Santa Clarita and Saugus. The station is located in a residential neighborhood and has a welcoming, home-like feel. Artist Henk Pander created a large scale oil painting for the entrance lobby and four watercolor paintings for the interior spaces of the station.

Pander spent two weeks in residence with the Los Angeles County Fire Department in the summer of 2008. His work is based on drawings and observations he made during his ride-a-longs and his time spent at fire stations. During his residency he took over 600 photos, kept a journal, and created on-site location sketches. After his residency he examined his collected information and chose five images to transform into finished paintings. Pander's four watercolors reflect the intimate feeling in the station's smaller spaces, while the oil painting, showing a heroic helicopter rescue scene, makes a sweeping impact in the larger lobby space.