The Charleston-Arastradero Corridor Project
Artist Susan Zoccola is creating a site-specific installation for this heavily trafficked corridor. Zoccola has created a series of five sculptures inspired by the water filtration systems in the landscaping and the heavily used bike corridor. The sculptures are diatoms, a single-celled algae forming a silica-based cell wall, also resembling a bike wheel. Since the intent of the project is to enhance bike and pedestrian safety, Zoccola set out to create colorful compositions marking entrances and key places along the corridor as well as marking a few places along the corridor for drivers to pay extra attention to cyclists.