Three illuminated sculptures have been installed at the recently completed Beaverton Public Safety Center at 6125 SW Hall Blvd.
The work, titled “Insignia,” represents the motto of the Beaverton Police Department, which is: Courage, Compassion and Integrity. The series emphasizes community engagement and interactivity, taking the form of abstract Beaverton Police badges. The work, created by artist Blessing Hancock, is made from stainless steel and illuminated by LED lights that can change colors. The works are made of many words that reflect the Police Department’s motto and were collected from the local community by the artist.
Light is a connective thread that runs through Hancock’s work, and she believes in light’s ability to enliven a space. Community engagement is also an essential component of her work.
Visitors are encouraged to pause and reflect on the words contained in the forms.
This artwork was paid for through the city’s 1% for Art Program.