21 Front and Rear Panels 1 & 20: Brian Taylor wanted the first and last impression of his installation to be about community and so decided to use the donated hand made papers from his workshops to be highlighted on the front panel and the donated cyanotypes for the closing panel. The metaphor for these pages is that the community is “hugging” the entire art installation. Panels 2 & 3: This first diptych has arrow heads attached to the bottom of the 2 panels representing the first inhabitants of the region. The photographs are from marshlands at the Bay. Panels 4 & 5: This photograph is an homage to the natural beauty of Redwood City. The artist found the Salt Flats to be particularly unique and unexpected during his year long exploration. Panels 6 & 7: This Diptych is an homage to small business shops of Redwood City. The artist took photographs of every small business on El Camino and then explored beyond that initial interest to capture dozens of additional storefronts in Redwood City. He also wanted to capture a moment in time in 2017 where change is occurring in Redwood City and the entire Peninsula. Panels 8 & 9: Here, the artist aims to illustrate the importance of rail system both past and present. It will certainly affect the region in the future and is why he has created two different images allowing the vanishing lines to enter and exit the large installation. Panels 10 & 11: This large Redwood Tree at Red Morton Park is a true testament of survivalism and longevity just like Redwood City. Reprints of historic images taken from the city archives honors the workers of the logging industry which helped form Redwood City and brought prosperity throughout the county. Panels 12 & 13: These totemic portraits, much like images of the preceding redwood trees, are meant to illustrate the joy of life and diversity that is welcome in RWC. These were taken at Día de los Muertos (Day of the dead) event at Courthouse Square on November 5, 2017. Panels 14 & 15: This diptych continues to pay homage to the residents and their lives in RWC. The artist was fascinated with all of the Redwood City ledgers at the San Mateo County Museum and the Redwood City Downtown Library. Days of culling through images and text inspired him to photograph a ledger where the calligraphy and content excited him. He then took photos of dozens of Redwood City residents from the past to collage on two panels suggesting the many lives that made Redwood City who and what it is today. Panels 16 & 17: Hometown Holidays 2017 was the perfect occasion for the artist to create these playful and artistic images capturing life, joy and the future of Redwood City. The bubbles ascending have a carefree sense of play which relates to the year round community activities offered by the city. Panels 18 & 19: The film screening of the film commissioned for the Sesquicentennial caught the artist’s eye especially as the site of the interior of the Fox Theater framed the occasion of celebration, history and community. The beloved “Climate Best” sign was on the big screen and allowed the artist a clever way to incorporate the icon in an artistic manner. Panel Descriptions • • • •• •