Search Backing santa monica cultural affairs
Santa Monica Cultural Affairs
Erskine-Cool Fire-details  Cool Fire

Date: 2003
Artist: Peter Erskine
Architect: Wolf / Lang / Christopher
Location: Fire Station Number Two
222 Hollister Avenue near Main Street

Artist Peter Erskine makes use of the abundant sunshine by strategically installing an oculus with prisms into the ceiling of Santa Monica's newest fire station, turning ordinary sunlight into a dance of color. A rainbow glides across apparatus, the floor and walls as the sun passes overhead in this Solar Spectrum Environmental Art installation.

Materials: Sunlight, four laser-cut flat prisms and solar oculus
Last updated: 1/19/2011
City of Santa Monica © 2021

Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division 1437 4th Street, Suite 310, Santa Monica, CA 90401 | p: 310.458.8350 | f: 310.917.6641 |
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Policy | Contact Us


“Pursuing Green Office Certification”

To assist in the efforts of creating a sustainable city, Cultural Affairs not only recognizes the importance of incorporating the City’s sustainable design in its projects, but also values its role in creating a healthy work environment for staff that supports the City’s sustainability policies and models sustainable best practices for the office place.

Cultural Affairs is continuously working towards implementing sustainable practices that will provide staff with a greener and healthier workplace. We have implemented simple practices such as purchasing supplies that will have less impact on the environment, using less-toxic cleaning products, reducing waste, practicing water efficiency, and promoting green commuting by ride-sharing, walking and providing staff with a Bike@Work bicycle.

 Cultural Affairs' Green Office Certification is modeled after the Santa Monica Green Business Certification Program, a free program that provides sustainability consultation services to businesses that operate in Santa Monica.