Artist Bill FitzGibbons is a sculptor from San Antonio, Texas an; during his career he has completed over twenty five public art projects and performances in five countries including Reykjavik (Iceland), Helsinki (Finland), Braunschweig (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden), and Yorkshire (UK). FitzGibbons embraces an environmentally conscious approach to public art through his work with computerized LED lighting systems. FitzGibbons honors include being a Fulbright Scholar for the Hungarian Art Academy in Budapest and the Texas State Legislature appointing FitzGibbons as an Official State Artist in 2012. In 2014 he was a CODAaward winner in the Transportation category.
Light Rails (60’ x 120’ x12’), 2013, Birmingham, Alabama Computerized LED Light System Commissioned by REV Birmingham-the city’s economic development organization, this unique art-light installation under the 18th Street viaduct near Railroad Park, in downtown Birmingham debuted Thursday, June 27, 2013. Intended to enhance walkways under downtown viaducts with a placemaking splash of color in the city center, as well as encourage pedestrian traffic to link First Avenue North and the East Gate of the park. Budget: $250,000
Stockyard Spectrum, (8’ x 40’ x 5”) 2020, architectural panels/computerized LED light system. Located in the Stockyard multi-use development in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. This site-specific light sculpture was commissioned by Hope Cohn Projects. Budget: $55,000