Firestation # 42, Dallas, TX - CODAworx

Firestation # 42, Dallas, TX

Submitted by Bruce Taylor

Client: City of Dallas

Location: Dallas, TX, United States

Completion date: 2009

Project Team


Bruce Taylor

Art Consultant

Eric McGehearty (project manager on FireStation # 42 project)

Public Art Agent

Kay Kallos

City of Dallas Cultural Affairs


54″ x 54'x 6″ Stainless steel, & recycled stainless. The installation is a “frieze” along the front elevation of the Fire station which depicts an abstraction of the fire fighting process.


Predominant goal was to relate the artwork to the facility and its uses. There was also a requirement of low maintenance. The frieze area above the firetruck doors was the determined location for artwork.


The collaborative process was mainly to relate the artwork to the viewer and user of the facility. Input was gathered from those working at the station and of course there was collaboration between myself, as the artist, and the construction contractors to establish time-line and to insure appropriate meshing of the support system with the final artwork. I worked closely the City of Dallas Cultural Affairs Dept. to coordinate the process from proposal concept through installation of the final piece.

Additional Information

This project was a successful melding of artwork with the planned architectural elements of the structure. I feel the work relates well both to the aesthetics of the building and to those utilizing the station.