Unique Art Piece Unveiled on River Walk

What is described as a monumental piece of public art was celebrated last night during an installation reception on the River Walk.

Subtile is the creation of internationally recognized artist, Federico Diaz from the Czech Republic. The 40 foot tall sculpture features thousands of mirrored pieces that create an ever-changing visual experience.

Subtile sculpture by Federico Diaz installed along the River Walk in West Sacramento

After walking the River Walk over several days to determine the exact location, Diaz designed Subtile using digital mathematical modeling that captured the site’s natural surroundings. The resulting sculpture is extremely site specific: it creates enhanced reflections of the color and visual patterns of the clouds, captures the wind and movements of the river, and blends in with the trees.

Diaz presented a design scroll of the sculpture to Mayor Christopher Cabaldon during the celebration.

Scroll of Subtile Sculpure presented to Mayor Cabaldon by artist Federico Diaz

Acquisition and installation of the project would not have been possible without the significant contributions from a number of individuals and organizations, including but not limited to those pictured with the Mayor and Federico Diaz below: Paradigm Construction, City Project Manager Katy Jacobson, Fulcrum Property owner Mark Friedman, City Construction Manager Chris Surawski, and Shelly Willis of the Sacramento Metro Arts Commission.

Those reponsible for acquiring and installing Federico Diaz sculpture Subtile in West Sacramento

Subtile is located on the east side of the River Walk, between Raley Field and The Barn.

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