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Tom Ruzika
Hollywood & Vine Skytrackers
1994


Project Area: Hollywood
Project: Hollywood Boulevard Demonstration Project
Project Location: Intersection of Hollywood and Vine
Project Type: CRA Initiated

Description:

Dramatic uplights which help define this famous intersection and bring notice to it. Each lighted column has historical information about this famous intersection etched onto its brass plaques. At night, the bollards light up the night sky like the skylights at a movie premiere and give the intersection a lighted ceiling.

Night Image of Spotlight
 

Artist Profile

Artist Tom Ruzika’s lighting installations have been commissioned by regional and international theatre, dance, and opera companies as well as Broadway productions, theme parks, hotels, restaurants, and casinos.  He was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award in Lighting from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and the Distinguished Alumni Award at Cal Poly Pomona.  Ruzika was the recipient of the Lighting Dimensions Designer of the Year Award in 2000.  Currently, the artist is working on Spring Sculpture, a 20-meter high sculpture constructed of aluminum that was created by artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.  The sculpture is situated at the beginning of the Chonggyecheon stream in Seoul, Korea.  The artist  received his MFA from the University of California, Irvine.  Ruzika lives and works in Irvine, California.